Gene Boyer

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Gene T. Boyer
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Army One Helicopter Pilot
BornJuly 24, 1929
Akron, Ohio
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service22
RankLt. Colonel
UnitExecutive Flight Detachment—White House
AwardsLegion 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 workSales & 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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