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LARRY DEIBERT with his plane, in Vietnam c. 1967: “Our air speed was about 95 mph. Every time we were supporting American troops in contact with the enemy, we would receive small arms fire, .51 cal-iber anti-aircraft and fire from 37mm and 81mm air bursts . . .”

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Deibert gains aviation honor

‘54 Wy’east High grad served for 29 years

Odell native and 1954 Wy’east High School graduate Larry Deibert was inducted into the Evergreen Aviation Hall of Honor on Oct. 20. Diebert, a decorated Vietnam war veteran now serving as civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army, was enshrined there with five other honorees.

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