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A proud "big bro." advance reading tip.....

August 17 2012 at 10:50 AM
Phil Brandt  (Login bondo455)
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Just received an advance look at September's "Smithsonian Air&Space" and its feature article, "Airman Down". The article traces America's SAR efforts over the years up to present Mid-East ops, and the Vietnam portion covers the shootdown and valiant rescue of my younger (fifteen months) brother, Randy, in Laos in 1969. Randy, one time in the 60s, jokingly accused this (then) MAC puke of "backing up to the (combat) pay window", and, compared to him and the SAR guys, I grudgingly must admit, he was right. It was a distinct pleasure to personally meet Don Dunaway, A-1 "Sandy Low Lead" on that long ago Easter Morning, and brass-balled Jolly Green drivers, at a recent CSAR reunion at Moody AFB. I think yinz'll find the piece worth reading.

Bondo Phil
USAF (Ret.)

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