#017 (Part 2) HH-60 Rescue Pilot: Maj Lou "Shiner" Nolting
30 min

In this episode we discuss "Shiner's" second sortie where he was awarded his second Distinguished Flying Cross. 


Less than 30 days after his first Distinguished Flying Cross, "Shiner" was tasked to rescue two army pilots downed in enemy controlled territory.  During the initial insertion, his aircraft received enemy fire, striking his flight engineer.   Over the next five hours "Shiner" and his crew would work to recovery the pilots and conduct a total of eight approaches. 

For his efforts "Shiner" was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses. 

War Stories
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Preston Stewart
1stLt Alexander Bonnyman (2/8 Marines) Battle of Tarawa, WWII 20-23NOV1943
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Mentors for Military Podcast
Mentors for Military Podcast
aka Mentors4Mil
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Veteran State Of Mind
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