“I would hope that they would look at me as a guy that did his job and was there when they needed him.”
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Gary Tamietti
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Gary Tamietti, an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance pilot assigned to 339th Military Intelligence Company, Task Force ODIN, watches flight crews prepare for a mission at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, July 26, 2011. Tamietti, a decorated Vietnam veteran, returned to military service in 2003 after a two-decade hiatus. Tamietti flew his final flight, July 31, and is now looking to retire after two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.
Read the rest of his story, “Final Flight: Vietnam Veteran Retires for Second Time After Return to Cockpit,” courtesy of 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment