Inland Empire Aviation Roundtable
Marine Helicopters in Viet
Presented by: Dick Haley, USMC
March Field Air Museum January 9th, 2014 7 pm
Dick Haley is a Corona City Councilman. He previously served as the elected
Corona City Treasurer for ten years. He brings over forty years of experience
as a professional in the financial services industry to the City Council.
Mr. Haley is proud to have served in the United States Marine Corps in Viet
Nam as a combat helicopter crew chief, with four years of decorated distinguished
service. He is a past president of the Corona Rotary Club, a recipient of
the Corona Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the year award and the Boy Scout
Distinguished Citizen award, and has served as a board member on many charitable
and service organizations in Corona. Mr. Haley and his wife Christine have
five adult children. He has lived in Corona for more then thirty years and
owns a business in the City.
The Sikorsky UH-34D Helicopter was responsive,
agile, well-powered, and forgiving. It required very few hours of maintenance
per hour of flight time. For its time, it was the ideal helicopter for
reliability and performance. The initial commitment of UH-34s to assault
and medevac operations proved that helicopters could absorb a lot of damage
and still fly home. Medevac missions provided a lifesaving service to fellow
Marines, often when the landing zones were under enemy fire. There is a UH-34D
on display in the simulated Viet Nam Firebase at the March Field Air Museum.
The Inland Empire Aviation Roundtable is sponsored by the March Field Air
Museum, and is dedicated to the local aviation and aerospace community. We
hold monthly meetings, open to the public, where subjects of interest to
the air-minded public are presented. We encourage lively informal discussion
of these presentations, and of other timely subjects raised by the attendees.
Subjects include aviation and aerospace history, both civil and military,
as well as new developments in these fields. Parking and admission are free
for this event.
The March Field Air Museum is located adjacent to March Air Reserve Base,
Van Buren Blvd., east of the intersection of Van Buren Blvd. and the 215
Telephone: (951) 902-5949
Family Day (every last Saturday of the Month)
Behind the Scenes Restorations Hangar
At the present time we are having a "Behind the Scenes Restorations
Hangar Tour" at no extra charge every Saturday at 1:30pm. It meets
at the center of our museum building and consists of a tour of our Restoration
Hangar that is normally not available to visitors. Come on in on a
Saturday and take the tour.
March Field Air Museum
22550 Van Buren Boulevard
Riverside, California 951.902.5949
event dates and speakers may change without notice. Call the Museum at
951-902-5949 for more information.