Rich Neely Bio
15 Years service.
Oct 70 to Feb 71 - Ft Polk, LA. Basic and holdover waiting for class.
Mar 71 to Sep 71 - Ft Wolters, TX. Flight school.
Oct 71 to Jun 72 - Ft Rucker, AL to finish flight school. OH-6 Transition before I left.
Jul 72 to Jan 73 - Da Nang and D Trp, 17th Cav.
Jan 73 to Mar 73 - Four Party Joint Military Commission.
May 73 to Jun 77 - Ft Bragg, NC. 119th Avn Co, 269th Avn Bn, 18th Abn Corps. Flew UH-1s. Managed to get a CH-47 transition while there.
Jul 77 to May 80 - Hawaii. A Co 25th Avn Co, 25th Avn Bn, 25th Inf Div. Flew UH-1s again.
Jun 77 to Dec 80 - Ft Rucker for the Warrant Officer Advanced Course.
Jan 81 to Jul 84 - Ft Bragg. 196th Avn Co, 269th Avn Bn, 18th Abn Corps. Flew CH-47s
Jul 84 to Jun 85 - Camp Humphreys, Korea. 213th Avn Co. Flew CH-47s. Instructor Pilot.
Jul 85 to Jun 86 - Ft Rucker. CH-47 Instructor Pilot at the school.
I was passed over for promotion to CW4 and released because I didn't have my college degree.
That is a brief history of my military career.
D Trp, 17th Cav