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    Default "Since the 'AF' is Responsible' for 'MIA/KIA' Recovery this Thread should Not be ....

    MOVED to 'off topic North Korea Land!" Now to the 'Thread Topic' Which is indeed important to 'RobotChicken'! In Dec '50; Naval Aviator Ensign Jesse Brown's Corsair took 'flack'(AF folks recall from WW-II what that is) and went down in the 'Jangjin Reservior aka Chosin' area behind 'Enemy (North Korean/Chinese troops) lines' on fire and trapped in his Corsair. Now Retired Naval Aviator Capt. Thomas Hudner Crash landed His Corsair 100-yards next to Jesse's Corsair to rescue him; but to no avail. President Truman Awarded Hudner with the 'MOH' for his selfless action that evening; now 63 years later he is going back to finish what he started! At 88 years young,today he is going to hike back in to a still 'forbidden zone' with North Korean troops to find anything left of the 2 aircraft and Jessie after it was napalmed after rescue attempt. Now That is Loyalty and Dedication only WE VETS and FAMILY members can understand." God Bless our Troops!" 'RobotChicken'.
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    Default Re: "Since the 'AF' is Responsible' for 'MIA/KIA' Recovery this Thread should Not be

    "SEOUL, South Korea -- Two years after he made history by becoming the Navy's first black pilot, Ensign Jesse Brown lay trapped in his downed fighter plane in subfreezing North Korea, his leg broken and bleeding. His wingman crash-landed to try to save him, and even burned his hands trying to put out the flames.
    A chopper hovered nearby. Lt. j.g. Thomas Hudner could save himself, but not his friend. With the light fading, the threat of enemy fire all around him and Brown losing consciousness, the white son of a New England grocery-store magnate made a promise to the black son of a sharecropper.
    "We'll come back for you."

    More than 60 years have passed. Hudner is now 88. But he did not forget. He is coming back."


    http://www.military.com/daily-news/2...3317843&rank=8

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    Default Re: "Since the 'AF' is Responsible' for 'MIA/KIA' Recovery this Thread should Not be

    "305 views of this thread and only 'Greg' comments? WTF??? It was a fellow pilot that went to his rescue...and no comments??"

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    Default Re: "Since the 'AF' is Responsible' for 'MIA/KIA' Recovery this Thread should Not be

    While the effort is admirable, they aren't going to find many remains. The crash site was napalmed, predation, and that 60 years have passed. Even IF they can get to it, which is doubtful given it's local, what are they going to find?

    Not withstanding the necessity to recover remains, this particular effort is about Hudner, not Brown or his family.

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