Typical gunner position. Had to get our feet off the pod if the Pilot was going to fire one. Forgot once and got some shrapnel on my leg. Not good. 20th SOS Gunner Alfonso-rt Rivero
On March 14, 1970, Thorburn was on a mission in Duc Lap in South Vietnam aboard a UH-1P (“Green Hornet”) with the 20th Special Operations Squadron, when the chopper was shot down by enemy fire which resulted in the captain’s death and three wounded soldiers, including Thorburn.
AR.2004.066. DW Alert at B.D. Jul 70 P2. US PAT No. 3013354