How I got Into Flying Helicopters

How I got Into Flying Helicopters

Today I’m at “Reading at the Beach” talking about how I became a helicopter pilot. Here’s an excerpt:

“The Army trained me as a medic and an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician). I was not a good soldier…but I loved being a paramedic. Where I responded to Army ‘regiment’ with near-distain, what I was trained for had the opposite effect: I liked splinting a broken leg. Inserting an IV. Dressing a sucking chest wound. One weekend a month I was a grunt soldier and a token medic. But for two weeks in the summer I was a soldier medic. And during our two-week training of my third year in the Guard, I took part in a mock battlefield exercise that changed my life…”

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