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A WWII vet gets one last flight in his beloved PV-2

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Michael Gerard
#1 Posted: 11/10/2010 14:22:06

This column by Kent Ballard, which has been going around  the internet lately, is the absolutely outstanding story of a WWII vet's fortuitous airshow visit.  If you haven't read it before, I'd suggest keeping a box of Kleenex close at hand, because your nose might get to itchin' like mine did.

Zack Baughman
#2 Posted: 11/11/2010 08:08:28

I saw this one via a friend's post on Facebook.  I agree, it's an excellent read and well worth one's time.  And yes, definitely have the tissues handy, or be prepared to tell everyone in the office you have severe allergies or a bad cold. 

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Terry Warner
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#3 Posted: 11/23/2010 08:24:17

I passed this around our local airport gang and I have never had people emailing back to thank me for sending something like this. Yes, I too was crying like a baby reading this. I took a flight in a B-17 which is what my dad crewed in and I can only imagine what this gentlemen was feeling. Perhaps I too will get to go flying on my last day on earth...whenever that is.


Thanks for sending this!