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Crew Chief Helmet Artwork

Politically incorrect artwork on a crew chief's helmet. But hey, this was 1969! They hadn't invented the phrase yet! This photo is interesting in that at first glance the terrain would indicate the aircraft is upside down. Actually, they are flying along the coast and the water and beach are in the lower portio of the photo while the brown and green of the rocks and grass are inland. The crew chief from the left side of the helicopter has moved over to provide a second set of eyes on the inland side. Note the gunners M-60 is at-the-ready. (Photo by Dave Lovett, Duc Pho, 1969)