George W Putman, Army Aviation Hall of Fame Member, dies

27-Aug-2009 Source: Washington Post

He later served a tour in Korea and did three tours in Vietnam, the final one as commander of the 1st Air Cavalry Division during the Tet Offensive in 1968.  In his career, he also oversaw the Army aviation school in Fort Rucker, Ala., and helped develop plans for using helicopters to go behind enemy lines in Vietnam and retrieve injured troops.

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