FlyBy - Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Fowler

II Marine Expeditionary Force
Story by Lance Cpl. Paul E. Wyatt

Date: 12.05.2012
Posted: 12.12.2012 17:01
News ID: 99183
FlyBy - Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Fowler

Job Title: Flight Line Mechanic<br /> Unit: Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467<br /> Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla. <br /> Age: 21<br /> DATE JOINED: JUNE 15, 2011<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Fowler was among those Marines. <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> “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.”