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    Re: Welcome home, sir

    It may not be quite the same as having him around as he grew up, married and had his own family, but he has the satisfaction of knowing he was able to do one final service for his father. No small thing when for years they didn't have any concrete closure.

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    Re: Welcome home, sir

    For some reason my screen seemed to go all blurry about half way through the article. Thank you.
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    Re: Welcome home, sir

    Nice that his family has their hero back and thankfully able to put him to rest on American soil. Very unique and heart warming that it was his son who flew him back. Many families will never have closure.

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    Re: Welcome home, sir

    I'm with Bayless. The story hits a nerve here, just glad the family could know he's home.

    Two of the names on the D.C. wall were people I knew. One, a fellow photographer and friend named Jimmy Alley, was aboard the first Jolly Green Giant HH-53 to be downed on the BAT-21-B rescue attempt. He had a couple weeks left of his SEA tour. Repatriated in May 2010. The other is bro-in-law of my best pal of forty-odd years, pilot of an OV-10A: NAIL-44, out of N.K.P. William S. Sanders, downed in June of '70. Billy has never been found.
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    Re: Welcome home, sir

    My Dad did D-Day, Battle of the Bulge, then a 16 year break in service, re-joined and did two tours in in Nam. I'm eternally grateful that he made it back to live out the rest of his life post-retirement.
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    Re: Welcome home, sir

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil View Post
    My Dad did D-Day, Battle of the Bulge, then a 16 year break in service, re-joined and did two tours in in Nam. I'm eternally grateful that he made it back to live out the rest of his life post-retirement.
    Understood. Mine did day 2, with an anti-aircraft battery. Antwerp, the Ardennes in winter of '45, blown out of a quad-fifty mount just across the Ruhr by an 88 round landing nearby. Survived and spent 'the duration' recuperating in England. Had he not, I'd not exist. He would write me while I was in S.E.A. and sign with "Y.O.M." I really miss the guy.
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