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Sarah M. Deal

First female aviator for the US Marine Corps  

Lietenant Colonel, US Marines

Sarah was inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame in 1999.  She was later assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466 as a CH-53E Super Stallion pilot. She completed her active duty service in 2004 and transferred to the Marine Corps Reserve.  In May of 2006, she joined Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 769 where she served as reserve CH-53E pilot.  She currently serves as a reserve support officer at Recruiting Station Lansing, Mich. 

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  • Marine Corps Article


  • Press Publications Article


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