Combat Flying Skills Made Helicopter Pilot a Hero in Vietnam, a Dangerous Criminal Back Home

Editor's note, March 14, 2018: This story appeared in The Dallas Morning News on Sept. 27, 1987. It was republished in connection with Jim Little's death at age 73 in the Palo Pinto County Jail. The images are digital reproductions from of the photos that ran in print .A laserlike shot of sunlight hit him square behind the sunglasses as he turned the helicopter to the east, hovering 7 or 8 feet off the ground and sliding sideways to clear the tail rotor. With room now to maneuver, he increased the pitch, forcing the helicopter into a gut-grabbing, angling ascent.  Continue reading...

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