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March 28 2009 at 7:11 PM

SeaBat  (Login SeaBat)
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Another great clip from Bernie.. I know you'll enjoy it, but if you're sentimental like I am, have a hankie ready.

A Bit of military history you might be interested in seeing.

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. For her retirement ceremony, some 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 spend her final days in the Air Force Museum.
A very touching video - Be sure to turn on the sound.

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