1/72 1-4401 MPC HH-53C Super Jolly Green Giant - Son Tay Prison Raid Markings - Signed by Dr. John Guilmartin Jr, Lt. Col USAF (Ret) - Decorated Vietnam Jolly Rescue Pilot
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
This kit has been signed on May 24, 2002 by John Guilmartin Jr. His extensive service included two tours as a Jolly Green long-range rescue pilot, flying HH-3Es in 1964-66 and HH-53Cs in 1975. In his first tour he was credited with 118 combat missions over Laos and Vietnam. His second tour he flew in the April 1975 evacuations of Phnom Penh and Saigon operating from the USS Midway. His decorations include the Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Legion of Merit and the Air Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters. There is a flier with this kit from the event on May 24, 2002 where he signed the box. His full bio is on the flier as well. The actual kit has markings for one of the two ships on the famous North Vietnam raid. Kit features optional position doors, moving rotor blades, full interior, optional position loading ramp and tail skid, detailed cockpit and crew. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
This item has been sold.
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