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Above: General Howze in front of a UH-1 Huey Helicopter which became a staple of Army Aviation under the plan set out by the Howze Board. Photos: Courtesy of the U.S. Army Aviation Museum


Star. In 1962 Howze was named an Honorary Fellow of the American Helicopter Society. He was inducted into the Army Aviation Association Hall of Fame in 1974. Howze’s autobiogra- phy, titled A Cavalryman’s Story, was published in 1996. It details his career in the Army including his time as the Director of Army Aviation and his work leading the Howze Board.


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Howze died in 1998 and was interred next to his father at the United States Military Academy’s post cemetery. The Army and the Air Force will for- ever be inextricably linked by their com- mon beginnings as a single service. Today these services share a unique rela-


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tionship evident by successful battlefield operations requiring a high degree of coordination between the two.


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services train their helicopter pilots at Fort Rucker, AL and several rotary wing airframes are common among them. Gregory and Howze played vital roles in shaping the role of the helicopter as we know it today. Frank Gregory helped shepherd the helicopter through its infancy. Gregory’s incredible foresight allowed him to see how helicopter oper- ations could benefit not only the military but the world in general. His autogryo background provided him a unique per- spective on what it would take to achieve this. Gregory played a vital role in estab-


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