Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
MH-53 Pave Low
This tail (68-0928) flew her final mission in Iraq against sworn enemies of the United States of America.
Erected 2007 by the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park Council.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, 2nd Iraq • War, Afghanistan. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1980.
Location. 30° 24.837′ N, 86° 42.061′ W. Marker is in Hurlburt Field, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Memorial can be reached from Cody Avenue. Located at the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park and access to the base is restricted. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 Independence Road, Hurlburt Field FL 32544, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Operation Kingpin (a few steps from this marker); HH-3E "Jolly Green Giant" (a few steps from this marker); 1st Air Commando Group B-25 Medium Bomber (within shouting distance of this marker); A-1E Skyraider (within shouting distance of this marker); Major Bernard Francis Fisher (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant Colonel William Atkinson Jones, III (within shouting distance of this marker); A-26 Counter-Invader (within shouting distance of this marker); Medal of Honor Recipients (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurlburt Field.
Regarding MH-53 Pave Low. MH-53 Tail #68-10928 History: Upon manufacture in Bridgeport, Connecticut this Pave Low was delivered to the USAF on 2 Jul. 1970. Serving assignments in Thailand, Germany, the United Kingdom, Philippines and South Korea the helicopter was well traveled. 68-10928 took part in the 1975 Mayaguez rescue operation sustaining major battle damage to the engine, rotor blades and instrument panel. The final mission of 68-10928 was flown on 29 Jul. 2007 in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and it was installed as a memorial here at Hurlburt Field on 3 Dec. 2007.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on the Sikorsky MH-53. (Submitted on November 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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