Hillsboro man recalls piloting presidents


Retired U.S. Marine Maj. Jerry McWhorter of Hillsboro, right, on Tuesday shared memories with Hillsboro Rotarians of flying two United States presidents during his years piloting Marine One, the helicopter that transports commanders-in-chief. McWhorter flew presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter during his years in the Marines. He said his service to the presidents was a “rewarding time.” He added, “You can’t believe the logistics it takes to move the president. It eats up manpower.” McWhorter’s career will be profiled in an upcoming edition of The Times-Gazette. Also pictured are Rotary secretary Mike Davis, left, and president Lee Koogler.

Retired U.S. Marine Maj. Jerry McWhorter of Hillsboro, right, on Tuesday shared memories with Hillsboro Rotarians of flying two United States presidents during his years piloting Marine One, the helicopter that transports commanders-in-chief. McWhorter flew presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter during his years in the Marines. He said his service to the presidents was a “rewarding time.” He added, “You can’t believe the logistics it takes to move the president. It eats up manpower.” McWhorter’s career will be profiled in an upcoming edition of The Times-Gazette. Also pictured are Rotary secretary Mike Davis, left, and president Lee Koogler.


Retired U.S. Marine Maj. Jerry McWhorter of Hillsboro, right, on Tuesday shared memories with Hillsboro Rotarians of flying two United States presidents during his years piloting Marine One, the helicopter that transports commanders-in-chief. McWhorter flew presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter during his years in the Marines. He said his service to the presidents was a “rewarding time.” He added, “You can’t believe the logistics it takes to move the president. It eats up manpower.” McWhorter’s career will be profiled in an upcoming edition of The Times-Gazette. Also pictured are Rotary secretary Mike Davis, left, and president Lee Koogler.

Retired U.S. Marine Maj. Jerry McWhorter of Hillsboro, right, on Tuesday shared memories with Hillsboro Rotarians of flying two United States presidents during his years piloting Marine One, the helicopter that transports commanders-in-chief. McWhorter flew presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter during his years in the Marines. He said his service to the presidents was a “rewarding time.” He added, “You can’t believe the logistics it takes to move the president. It eats up manpower.” McWhorter’s career will be profiled in an upcoming edition of The Times-Gazette. Also pictured are Rotary secretary Mike Davis, left, and president Lee Koogler.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/05/web1_jerry-marine-one-1.jpgRetired U.S. Marine Maj. Jerry McWhorter of Hillsboro, right, on Tuesday shared memories with Hillsboro Rotarians of flying two United States presidents during his years piloting Marine One, the helicopter that transports commanders-in-chief. McWhorter flew presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter during his years in the Marines. He said his service to the presidents was a “rewarding time.” He added, “You can’t believe the logistics it takes to move the president. It eats up manpower.” McWhorter’s career will be profiled in an upcoming edition of The Times-Gazette. Also pictured are Rotary secretary Mike Davis, left, and president Lee Koogler.