Nightmares CO retires
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Lt. Colonel Samuel “Dirty” Smith, VMA-513 Commanding Officer, retired the same day as the Nightmares were decommissioned.
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Steven Busby (center), commanding general of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, congratulates Lt. Col. Samuel H. Smith on his retirement during a ceremony for Smith Friday at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. The retirement ceremony followed the deactivation ceremony for Marine Attack Squadron 513, of which Smith was the commanding officer. VMA-513 Sgt. Maj. Raquel Painter (right) looks on.
PHOTO BY RANDY HOEFT/YUMA SUN