Gene Boyer

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Gene T. Boyer
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Army One Helicopter Pilot
Born July 24, 1929
Akron, Ohio
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 22
Rank Lt. Colonel
Unit Executive Flight Detachment—White House

Legion of Merit for Service to Presidents Johnson, Nixon and Ford
Two Distinguished Flying Crosses with Oak Leaf Cluster
Army-wide Aviation Safety Award and the Air Medal for Valor with six Oak Leaf Clusters (OLC)
Soldier's Medal
Bronze Star Medal
Army Commendation Medal

National Defense Service Medal w/1 (OLC)
United Nations Service Medal
Master Army Aviator Badge
Meritorious Emblem w/1 (OLC)
Ranger Tab
Presidential Service Badge
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Parachutist Badge
Other work Sales & Marketing, Author

Retired United States Army Lieutenant Colonel Gene T. Boyer (born July 24, 1929) was the chief pilot of Army One, the helicopter transporting the President of the United States, between 1964 and 1975.[1] Boyer was the pilot during President Richard Nixon's last day in office on August 9, 1974, when Nixon famously delivered the V sign just prior to leaving office. He led the restoration of the VH-3A "Sea King" helicopter, tail number 150617, that served as Army One that day.[1] That helicopter is now on permanent display at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.[1] Boyer also served Presidents Johnson and Ford as a White House pilot.


  1. ^ a b c "LTC Gene T Boyer". Cable Publishing. Cable Publishing. 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-09-11. Retrieved 2011-04-13. 

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