Posted: 5/13/2010 09:58:38
From the Collings Foundation:
15 Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients and 120 Prisoners of War Unite with the Collings Foundation to Honor Vietnam Veterans and Return a F-105 Thunderchief to the Sky, But Today the resistance Ironically is the U.S. Government!
Online Community Manager - EAA
Posted: 5/13/2010 18:42:26
Thanks for posting this. My father flew the F-105, in combat and as an instructor. I have forwarded this info to friends and family to get more support.
Posted: 5/13/2010 19:58:48
It was and still is a grand old bird. I would love to see it fly again so those who have never seen one could feel the rush as it Thunders by. It carried me through flak, MiGs and SAMs for over 100 missions up North.
Posted: 5/13/2010 21:41:36
If they're not doing something else with it, seems like it ought to be no problem for the government to transfer this aircraft.
I went over to the web site. The George Washington quote about treating veterans right so that future generations will be willing to serve seems a bit disingenuous. Neglect has been the rule, rather than the exception, in American history, but still there are young people willing to serve. I don't know if this means young people are generous or if they've been ignoring their history lessons. Whether or not it helps recruiting, I think supporting veterans is a moral obligation. At least the ones who are having trouble as a result of their military experience. This may make waging war more expensive, of course.
Posted: 5/17/2010 14:13:44
On U Tube at - There is a way , F105 - ....there is a revised 27 min clip.....couldn't figure out how to get you guys a hitable link here... so you might take the time to let your fingers trudge along to it.... It's well worth the effort.
After watching that ...again...it is unfathomable...how a United States Government could nix the effort to restore it to flying status...someone needs a whippin' with a switch .... old style......
Tooky or Pierre