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Alton Telegraph Newspaper Archives May 10 1986, Page 3

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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 10, 1986, Alton, Illinois The Tiu graph May 1986 a3 southwestern military history class expands into videotape interviews by Dave Miles of the Telegraph army helicopter Pilot Keith Scudder won a Silver Star during the Vietnam War by flying his Slick in and rescuing 14 Navy seals surrounded by an enemy my ship took 67 i was hit in the ankle and my Crew chief took one in the Scudder but we managed to pull those Guys even though we Only managed to get 10 Miles away before i had to make a forced Scudder related his experience to Leann a Sophomore at southwestern High who was interviewing the Veteran while being video recorded in the studio at the Johnson career development1 Center in the tape of the interview will go into the Library of the southwestern military history class taught by Charles the students in the history class interview and videotape War veterans for future use in the the students do All the work and they do an excellent Guthrie there is a wealth of history sitting out there with our War and we thought interviewing them on videotape would be a great Way to preserve their experiences for our history while Leann was questioning southwestern seniors John Morris and Kevin Brown were handling the cameras in the studio under the direction of Joe Media coordinator at the Johnson props Man Matt also a had done his work in preparing the set and was watching in the control Booth with the three Crew members behind the scene Are a part of southwestern military history decorated Vietnam Veteran tells students of his experiences club sponsored by the club is an offshoot of his popular military history both Leann and Scudder were relaxed As Magro moved the cameras in and out and All about to show the emotion and reactions of the two during the Laid out on a table Between them were just three of scudders Many he had his Silver Star and a Bronze Star with v for and the army commendation during his 6v2 years As an army chopper he also was awarded two purple hearts for wounds 29 air three commendation medals and the vietnamese Cross of Scudder modestly related his stories to often interjecting comments such my experiences there Are no different than thousands of other flying a helicopter has been likened to the experiences of world War i we flew slow and Low to the ground and outside of being shot i think being a helicopter Pilot in Vietnam was the Best experience in he Scudder is presently employed As the Piston aircraft marketing manager for air business at the Louis regional Airport in he flew Huey also known As Huey and the uh1d or Slick which was the unarmed version used for transporting supplies and carrying out in he logged hours of combat time 750 in Slicks and the rest in he was in a Slick the Day he rescued the the highly trained special Force of the they had engaged what they thought was a reconnaissance patrol which in fact turned out to be the advanced element of a North vietnamese regular army they set up a defensive perimeter in a banana Grove and started calling for i happened to be in the but was Low on fuel and told them i would have to but i would be Scudder As he was flying Back to he called in some air support to take the pressure of the when he had gassed up and his first Landing had to be aborted because of the heavy ground and mortar fire which was hitting his i asked for another air but in the a thunderstorm set he he managed to land and gel All 14 seals aboard his helicopter and out of the he also displayed a Vietcong Flag taken from a Bunker he destroyed in a rocket he recalled making a mistake in that attack which nearly resulted in his having fired two rockets into the he proceeded to Fly his helicopter Over the just As he was above one his rocket apparently touched off an ammunition dump which nearly i the Telegraph Russ Smith John Nordlt and Brown Man for Loann Helms interview of Pilot Keith Scudder blew him and his helicopter out of the when Friendly troops occupied the they found a whole Case of pc the advisor to the Vietnam troops looked me up afterwards and generously gave the Flag flying Over the he Scudder said the helicopter was nearly a necessity in it was like the family it was used Meta special services for Home renovators As you make your classic Home like new again see us for expert help in we also offer a Complete lamp 119 Market Alton 4697711 Bethalto Church of god sunday Vmay n to attend re Bethalto Church of god ats time to bring on a new catch the fun and excitement of Spring turn ing to the heat is rising and special Occa Sions Are on the try our twisted freeze chocolate or Zebra Small Large 85 Orange bowl radio Shack lowest Price Ever vhf Var with wireless Remote Cut 28 Model 14 by save ooa95 Low As per month on new Paul Michel designer Ujj Complete in Clear Glass or plastic single vision lenses in your prescription at Sterling optical 4657727 Root Beer float now expires to Ink Coupon and save 50 off classes for a limited time save 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done for the veterans returning from the one of the things to recalls fondly from the War was the friendships established in everyone wearing Green the color of military fatigues was a he Scudder agreed to he interview because he wants to let students know that Only a very Small percentage of Vietnam veterans Are typical of those depicted unfavourably in recent Obyn announces his rejoining the Active staff at Alton memorial beginning july x James Williamson John Webster Donald Groshong Edward Moorman Thomas Falb Edward Groshong Are pleased to announce the association of Moorman Falb attorneys at Law 601 East third 818 Olive ii62002 to 63101 4621077 3142410330 v for health by Gerald Bemis Frank Bemis pain and congenital defects by most widely accepted approximately half the population has con genital defects of the spine and its associated in most calling them defects is something of an they May be nothing More than trivial deviations from the they May cause Little or no trouble and May 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