Mahrt during the Fall of Saigon in 1975.

Mahrt during the Fall of Saigon in 1975.

Ret. Col. Marty

Ret. Col. Marty Mahrt was awarded with a Purple Heart after his first tour in Vietnam.

On his second tour, he participated in the evacuation of thousands during the fall of Saigon. He personally smuggled Southern Vietnamese families out of the country. Marty and his wife, Colleen, still sponsor a Vietnamese family to this day.

During Mart's next assignment, he launched the prestigious realistic combat training program for American fighter pilots and our allies. He became the first commander of Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.

In 2011, Marty and Colleen co-founded Operation Black Hills Cabin. A Non-Profit program that caters to veterans and their families. For more information go to: