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Gunslingers remember high flying times
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Retired military chaplain Ralph E. Medlock (far left) joins the Gunslingers -- members of the 128th Assault Helicopter Company -- (from left) Jay Kitterman, Gene Wages, Larry Talley during their recent reunion at Wages home in Lugoff. - photo by Jim Tatum
From 1966-1967, a small group of pilots would serve together in an attack helicopter gunship platoon in Vietnam. Now, more than 50 years later, those who are left still get together once a year to share memories, laugh, reminisce and perhaps raise a glass to absent comrades. This year, the reunion was held in Lugoff at the home of Lt. Col. Gene Wages, one of those young pilots, now retired after a 35-year career in the U.S. Army.