Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Sep 19 1963, Page 26

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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - September 19, 1963, Tokyo, JapanTwo David c. Sorrick 120th aviation co., readies himself for clowning magic show Jav. Sorrick bewilder tots with magic tricks . Army photos Tan son Nhut Vietnam to in any country and in any language legerdemain is magic. But in the Republic of Viet Nam with a War going the Restid agitator May be a Pilot. Such is the Case with two David c. Sorrick from the 120thaviation co. Air Mobile . Army support , re Public of Vietnam. During , Sorrick s Light lingered hands control a ch-21 helicopter and the Safe journey of vietnamese soldiers. But during the evening As has been the Case throughout his Mil itary career those same nimble hand s May be entertaining children. The most recent group of smiling youngsters to enjoy Sorrick s adept sleight of hand antics come from Tes Osulson school on Hal a Trung Street in Saigon. These kindergarten and first graders As Well As their teachers and director have been delighted with the activities of the clowning Pilot magician. Sorrick rising a Hobby he started the was 14 years old has made many1 a straight face crack a smile. From Panama to Texas arid from Aberdeen prov ing grounds md., to Vietnam in air the Jovial Pilot has left his Mark. Not always a Pilot but always magician Sorrick enlisted into the army in 1949, after serving two years with the marines. A officer candidate school graduate he served As at Yokohama port for two years before being released fro Active duty in 1954. He immediately re enlisted into the army As sergeant first class and went to Panama As a military police operation sergeant. After three years of policing and prestidigitation a in Panama Sorrick flew to Gam Welters tex., and fort Hucker ala., where he was trained As a Pilot and warrant to entertain school children and of course adults in Public clubs Sorrick. Was As signed to. Aberdeen proving grounds md., where he was to remain for two years As a Wea Pons system test Pilot with development and proof services Sorrick arrived Piast january in the Republic of Vietnam where he has been flying helicopter sup port missions. But even when he flies he takes Long his bulging bag of tricks. Even out in the Field says Sorrick there s often time fora laugh a my As pm it a v it a v air aw1 for Xiv � a Sorrick has a full bag of tricks for children it children Jam school Patio to watch Sorrick i. 7,

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