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Hall of Fame

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Clemuel Hudson Womack | Arkansas Military Veterans' Hall of Fame

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Clemuel Hudson Womack

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Womack, Camden, U.S. Army, Viet Nam (three tours). Awards include the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star Medal for exceptionally meritorious combat achievement, the Purple Heart, twenty-five Air Medals, and the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. In addition to achieving Pilot status in all the US Army’s helicopters (Rotary Wing) from 1955 to 1978, Chief Womack also piloted all the US Army’s fixed wings as well.

Chief Womack obtained all of the necessary training, in addition to personal studies to achieve the goals he set for himself to become a pilot in the US Army. his Aviation training began at Fort Sill Oklahoma then moved to what is now known as the home of Army Aviation Fort Rucker Alabama. He was stationed at Fort Rucker as it transformed into the aviation training post that it has become. His training began from the ground up, with the creation, maintenance, operation, two modifications and on to instructor training. Chief Womack held himself to the highest standards. Over the passing years, two for Mick was transferred back to Fort Rucker as his skills and training advanced. While serving his country during wartime in Vietnam he saw firsthand the need for more efficient and advanced gunships to aid in the landing zones while deploying and recovering troops. With this in mind he developed and designed the machine gun system “Old Ironsides Kit” to be put on the servicing helicopters for the close air support that was needed; this was followed by a rocket system as well. Chief Womack served three tours in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. He received a Purple Heart during this time in addition to achieving Pilot status in all of the US Army's helicopters from 1955 to 1978, Chief Warmack also piloted all of the Army's fixed wings as well. Chief Womack makes military awards are a testament to his commitment to his military career dedication to the US Army

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