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Here’s one where the Air Force got it right. It’s a very moving story. Watch the video.

Originally posted on blogsense-by-barb:



March 29, 1973 was the last day American troops were in South Vietnam . In 2009 a state law came into effect: Vietnam Veterans Day in Texas. This recognition is commemorated on March 29.

C-141 Tail Number 60177 was the last of the 285 C-141′s built by Lockheed to leave active service. She flew 100 POWs out of Hanoi on 12 February 1973, some of them tasting freedom for the first time in six years. Each POW put their shot-down date on the face of the oxygen panel during their flight to Clark Air Base in the Philippines. Many of the POWs she brought home were brought back for the ceremony and one last flight by this gracious lady. Most of them are old men now but their enthusiasm, emotions, and excitement were evident during this flight and retirement ceremony. She was then flown to Dayton, Ohio where she will…

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  1. When you see one gracefully fly over, you are amazed and proud.

    • Yep, I always liked em, especially the big ones.
      C-141s, C-5s, KC-135s, and B-52s were my favorites growing up and still are. Just something about an aluminum overcast, I guess.

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