Flat Top Mountain, Lake Powell

Over Dudley's shoulder in the background is Flattop Mountain which we landed on in the helicopter
Dudley flying up to Flattop Mountain
On top of Flattop Mountain
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.

Memorial Services

Memorial Services for Dudley were held 10:00 AM, Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista, AZ. Full military honors where accorded.\r\n

\r\nHe was buried not twenty miles from Tombstone, AZ—an appropriate spot for such legendary men as Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday and Dudley Hale.\r\n\r\nA wake is scheduled to be held at the home of Dudley and Dian in Tucson, AZ March 29—31 to celebrate Dudley’s rich life of friendship, story and adventure. Feel free to stop by and share in the celebration of his life. Beer, whiskey and rocketage are always welcomed guests of honor.\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, consider a donation made on behalf of Dudley G. Hale to the charitable Veterans organization of your choice.\r\n\r\n
View Larger Map\r\nSouthern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery\r\n1300 Buffalo Soldier Trail\r\nSierra Vista, AZ 85635

Some Way Out of Here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25c3pvQS5Ro\r\n\r\n”There must be some way out of here” said the joker to the thief \r\n”There’s too much confusion”, I can’t get no relief \r\nBusinessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth \r\nNone of them along the line know what any of it is worth. \r\n\r\n”No reason to get excited”, the thief he kindly spoke \r\n”There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke \r\nBut you and I, we’ve been through that, and this is not our fate \r\nSo let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late”. \r\n\r\nAll along the watchtower, princes kept the view \r\nWhile all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too. \r\n\r\nOutside in the distance a wildcat did growl \r\nTwo riders were approaching, the wind began to howl.\r\n—All Along The Watchtower by Bob Dylan

Lest We Forget—Lest We Forget

God of our fathers, known of old—\r\nLord of our far-flung battle line—\r\nBeneath whose awful hand we hold\r\nDominion over palm and pine—\r\nLord God of Hosts, be with us yet,\r\nLest we forget—lest we forget!\r\n\r\nThe tumult and the shouting dies—\r\nThe Captains and the Kings depart—\r\nStill stands Thine ancient sacrifice,\r\nAn humble and a contrite heart.\r\nLord God of Hosts, be with us yet,\r\nLest we forget—lest we forget!\r\n\r\n—Recessional by Rudyard Kipling

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

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