Burks, Earl, Cpl

Aircraft Maintenance/Rotary Wing
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary MOS
6114-Helicopter Mechanic U/AH-1
Current/Last MOSGroup
Aircraft Maintenance/Rotary Wing
Previously Held MOS
6112-Helicopter Mechanic CH-46
Primary Unit
1975-1975, 9th MAB
Service Years
1972 - 1976



 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Boeing Vertol Rescue Pin

 Military Association Memberships
USMC Combat Helicopter & Tiltrotor Association (PopASmoke)
  2000, USMC Combat Helicopter & Tiltrotor Association (PopASmoke) [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Member of ILWU #98
International Longshore Foremen/Walking Boss Union
Local 98
Seattle/Tacoma Washington
For an update since the Marines go to my website and click on
"about shaggyda"
Other Comments:
Wrote the Book
"The Diary: The Last Combat Mission Of The Vietnam War"
Will be re-released 2009
This is a story of my Helo YT-20 buno# 154812 the last helicopter and crew to leave Vietnam during the Fall of Saigon after the remaining forces of the U.S.Embassy were flown to safety.
"15 minutes of Fame": Last person to leave the Vietnam War.
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  1975-1975, 9th MAB

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9th MAB Unit Page
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Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
 9th MAB Details

9th MAB
Ground Unit
Parent Unit
Marine Amphibious Units/Brigades (MAU/MAB)
Created/Owned By
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Last Updated: May 1, 2010
My Photos For This Unit
Last plane to leave Vietnam
18 Members Also There at Same Time
9th MAB

Carey, Richard, LtGen, (1945-1983) Brigadier General
Gray, Alfred, Gen, (1950-1991) Colonel
Plumlee, Frank, Maj, (1958-1988) Master Sergeant
Cole, Morton, Maj, (1971-1977) 2 0202 Major
Valent, John, Maj, (1972-1992) 40 4002 First Lieutenant
Chase, Donald, Sgt, (1969-1975) 3 0351 Sergeant
Dicks, Ernest, Sgt, (1971-1978) 3 0311 Sergeant
Thornhill, Terry, SSgt, (1973-1992) 25 2531 Sergeant
Trnavsky, Jeff, Sgt, (1973-1976) 25 2511 Sergeant
Comeaux, David, GySgt, (1973-1990) 13 1371 Lance Corporal
Ethridge, Larry, SSgt, (1973-1981) 25 2531 Lance Corporal
Woodham, Robert, Cpl, (1974-1978) 25 2531 Lance Corporal
Grob, Michael, GySgt, (1974-1995) 3 0300 Private 1st Class
[Name Withheld], (1974-1978) 3 0311 Private
McTernan, Larry, HM3, (1973-1977) 0 HM-8404 Hospital Corpsman Third Class Petty Officer
5th 175mm Gun Battery

DiPietro, Nicholas, WO, (1967-1979) 35 3510 Warrant Officer
Buckholz, Arthur, MGySgt, (1972-1997) 8 0811 Sergeant
Malick, Lloyd, Pvt, (1972-1975) 21 2111 Private

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