The very first (Had a total of 5 hours) Crew Chief was SP5 James Schraeder. With 71-21015 were flown directly from Bell in Texas. Originally asg 335th AHC Third Flight Platoon (Falcons) at Marshall AAF Fort Riley, Kansas. The Big Red ONE! SP5 Schraeder crewed 21014 until his ETS in Sep74
My name is Garrett Lozier. I took over 71-21014 from SP5 Schraeder when he ETS'd. I crewed her until I PCS'd to Schofield Barracks in February 76. During the last 10 months that she was "mine", there were all sorts of gremlins and serious problems that kept popping up, and all of the wealth of knowledge and technical expertise available at Ft Riley couldn't keep her flying. So, she became a Hangar Queen, on the waiting list for a maintenance contact team from CCAD to show up and do their magic and get her going again. When I left Ft. Riley, she had less than 300 hours on her airframe.
Fort Riley Marshall AAF ( 1977 ) 1977 at Fort Riley Kansas, Jim with his first helicopter back then a fresh crew chief assigned to 1st Squadron, 4th Cav, 1st Infantry Division
I like the paint job 014 had back then a lot more than the one it has now, its on a pole in Dothan, AL and they ve done an awful gaudy paint job on her the likes of which Ive never seen on an active duty helicopter.