349 VVN – Vietnam Dustoff Pilot Still Flying

Ben Knisely, Vietnam Veteran News, Mack Payne, James A. Jones, Jr

Lt. Ben Knisely served as a dustoff pilot in Vietnam in 1968 before nearly losing his life when enemy forces shot down his helicopter.

In this episode we will be looking at the story of another outstanding member of the Vietnam War Generation. He is Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Knisely, a Dustoff Association Hall of Famer, a native of Osprey and graduate of the University of South Florida now living in Manatee County, Florida.

A story from the Bradenton Herald titled: Vietnam dustoff pilot flies missions for Veterans Airlift Command submitted by James A. Jones Jr., Herald reporter who can be contacted at 941-745-7053 or on Twitter @jajones1 tells about Knisely flying a mission for Goodwill Manasota. The article also tells about Knisely when he was a medevac pilot in Vietnam. Hope you enjoy Ben Knisely’s story.

Don’t forget to check out the Vietnam Tribute to Valor Pistol at vietnamguns.com


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