David E. Taylor (Class of 1966) oral history and papers relating to the Vietnam War
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This collection is an oral history of David Taylor conducted by Professor Beth Taylor in 2010 about his experiences at Brown University and his military service during the Vietnam War. It includes uniforms he wore during the Vietnam War and supporting biographical information about David Taylor. Taylor attended Brown University on a Naval ROTC scholarship, graduating in 1966 before joining the Marine Corps. In the summer of 1968, after 18 months of flight school training, David served as a CH-53 helicopter pilot based out of Phu Bai. During his thirteen-month tour, First Lieutenant Taylor flew more than seven hundred missions. From 1969 to 1971, David then served as part of Helicopter Marine Experimental-1 (HMX-1), an elite squadron whose primary mission was to fly the President of the United States. David left HMX-1 to attend Harvard Business School and pursue a career in commercial real estate. David remained at the Trammell Crow Company until his retirement.