Tribute To My Friend

Last night I was thinking of Dudley since we hadn’t spoken in some time and having changed my cell phone I realized Dudley might not have my number. While sitting on the couch I picked up my computer and typed Dudley Gaylord HaleTucson AZ in to google search bar. I was crushed to hear of Dudley’s passing but overwhelmed and happy to see this web site. Dudley would have want us to celebrate his life and boy did he live life. My wife Julia and I have some funny stories and fond memories of adventures with Dudley. I still have to laugh about our whale watching trip off the WA coast, that trip was so crazy and I laughed so hard my ribs hurt for days. I still bust up just talking about it with my wife and friends, WOW!
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Flat Top Mountain, Lake Powell

Over Dudley's shoulder in the background is Flattop Mountain which we landed on in the helicopter
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Dudley flying up to Flattop Mountain
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On top of Flattop Mountain
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Dudley and Stafford on Flat Top Mountain, Lake Powell
\r\n\r\nDudley flying us to the Top of Flattop mountain. We were the 62nd and 63rd people to have ever landed up there. Not sure if it was legal. Dudley in his mickey mouse tee, shorty shorts and tevas. Official pilots attire.

Runaway-6 Interview

Dudley Gaylord Hale interviewed on Runaway-6, a Vietnam War Satire that he and his brother Frank wrote about renegade chopper pilots. Check out www.runaway-6.com for more info. On with the show*!\r\n\r\nhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB0_1KDiC_k\r\n\r\n*Filmed after Dudley had undergone two strokes making it tricky to remember—let alone play chordes in his signature right-hand guitar flipped upside-down playing style. A true sight to behold.

Baja or Bust

In 2005 we took vacation down to Mexico in Dudley’s beat up RV. Every time Dudley is on camera he steals the show—imagine that.\r\n\r\n

Part 1

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Part 2

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Part 3

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