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    The Last Full Measure (2019)

    A story of a political fight to award Medal Of Honor (US highest military decoration) to Airman William Pitsenbarger who lost his life during Viet Nam War https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0783640/. You are going to see some old familiar faces, actors you forgot existed. Some great acting and the fact that it really did happen make a good movie. At the end there is a photo of the actual William Pitsenbarger as E3, the same rank my daughter will have in USAF boot camp in a month.
    Question. William Pitsenbarger (actor) is shown wearing what looks like a flak jacket during the battle. I thought it was worn by ground troops (like artillery) as a shrapnel protection, not as a bullet proof vest. I have one and I know how uncomfortable and heavy it is. It definitely would hamper helicopter air crew actions inside Huey. Is wearing flak by helicopter flight crews a true fact?
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    Vlad,

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willia...tsenbarger.jpg

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willia...tsenbarger.jpg

    Also note, he crewed Kaman HH-43 Huskies not Bell Iroquois UH-1s

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    Is this a flak jacket?
    flak.JPG

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    This is a helicopter shown in the movie.
    helo.JPG

 

 

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