A letter…

Give Me Liberty

H/T Old NFO@Nobody Asked Me. 

This just in from a F8U Crusader Flyer, Dr. Dick Schaffert, (call sign “Brown Bear”).  He is famous for an extended solo dogfight with four Migs back in the Viet Nam conflict.  

Once a year he sends a letter (like the one below) to his Naval Aviator squadron mate who died aboard the USS Oriskany.

It’s a touching yet heartwarming story of the friendship developed between men who put their lives on the line for one another in combat.

His letter is too good to be overlooked.

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Memorial Day
Norm was killed on 26 October ’66. Exactly one year later, we were again back on Yankee Station. After flying my 4th mission against Hanoi in 3 days, I rose from a restless night to scribble a note to Norm. I folded it into a paper airplane; then walked back to the…

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Author: Lisa the Infidel

I am an #Infidel - born and bred North Carolina.

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