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Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Fowler, a flight line mechanic with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467, works on an AH-1 Super Cobra in the HMLA-467 hangar on Dec. 5. Fowler was one of about 10 Marines from the squadron who went to New York in support of Hurricane Sandy recovery operations.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Paul E. Wyatt

FlyBy - Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Fowler

14 Dec 2012 | Lance Cpl. Paul E. Wyatt

Job Title: Flight Line Mechanic
Unit: Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
Age: 21
DATE JOINED: JUNE 15, 2011

HAVELOCK, N.C. - In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, a detachment of Marines from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467 went to New York to assist in the relief efforts.

Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Fowler was among those Marines.
The HMLA-467 Sabers flight line mechanic helped keep the UH-1N Huey and AH-1W Cobra helicopters wielded by the squadron ready to go at a moment’s notice throughout the operation.

Fowler said he appreciates the opportunity to maintain and repair the storied aircraft whose versatility is a cornerstone of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force.

“My favorite aspect of my job is just being around the aircraft, being able to learn about them,” Fowler said. “I never thought I’d learn to fix a helicopter.”



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