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Vietnam-era fliers buried side-by-side at Arlington
FOXNEWS ^ | 09/22/13 | Jennifer Griffin

Posted on 09/23/2013 4:40:39 PM PDT by Doogle

Buried for more than 40 years inside the plane they were flying when they were shot down over Laos in 1969, Major James Sizemore and his navigator Major Howard Andre made their final journey home Monday to Arlington National Cemetery, where they were laid to rest just the way they flew: side by side.

A single bugler played TAPS as the families of the airmen gathered and two horse drawn caissons made their way through the cemetery.

Overhead, eight civilian pilots performed a tribute flyover at their own expense after the Air Force said it couldn’t perform a traditional flyover due to sequestration budget cuts.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Society
KEYWORDS: laos; powmia; usaf; vets; vietnam
RIP
1 posted on 09/23/2013 4:40:39 PM PDT by Doogle
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To: Chode

ping again


2 posted on 09/23/2013 4:41:04 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

No fly over? Budget cuts?

How about cutting some welfare and give these guys a proper send off to the great beyond.


3 posted on 09/23/2013 4:44:08 PM PDT by DirtyPigpen (Semper Fi)
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To: Doogle

4 posted on 09/23/2013 4:44:29 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: DirtyPigpen

there was a flyover...just privately funded..


5 posted on 09/23/2013 4:45:22 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Yeah, I read that. Not good enough.


6 posted on 09/23/2013 4:48:20 PM PDT by DirtyPigpen (Semper Fi)
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To: zot

Fox news had story. USAF said no money for fly over, so a volunteer group put on a farewell flight of a Douglas B-26 Invader and 2 NA P-51 Mustangs. The two pilots flew and died in their B-26 in Vietnam


7 posted on 09/23/2013 4:48:42 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Doogle

THANKS TO THESE FOLKS...

http://www.warrioraviation.org/


8 posted on 09/23/2013 4:48:44 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle
Welcome home, Prayers up... RIP

Gone but NOT Forgotten...


MIA 13-December-1968

DONAHUE, MORGAN JEFFERSON
Name: Morgan Jefferson Donahue
Rank/Branch: Major/US Air Force

Unit: 606th Special Operations Squadron,
56th Special Operations Wing
Nakhon Phanom, Thailand
Date of Birth: 02 May 1944
Home of Record: Alexandria, VA
Date of Loss: 13 December 1968
Country of Loss: Laos

9 posted on 09/23/2013 4:50:43 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: DirtyPigpen

Yeah, Air Force said no money...
Tell it to Obozo’s DOGS flying to Marxist Vineyard for the family vaycay or Mooch flying all over the country telling us how to eat....
Damn, there are days when it’s hard to care about this country...
RIP Warriors


10 posted on 09/23/2013 4:53:58 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Chode

yeah these two guys were out of NKP too....


11 posted on 09/23/2013 4:55:40 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle
maybe someday Morgie will make it home too...
12 posted on 09/23/2013 4:59:27 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: matginzac

Yeah, its tough to swallow some of what goes on theses days.


13 posted on 09/23/2013 4:59:36 PM PDT by DirtyPigpen (Semper Fi)
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To: GreyFriar
so a volunteer group put on a farewell flight of a Douglas B-26 Invader and 2 NA P-51 Mustangs. The two pilots flew and died in their B-26 in Vietnam

God bless those volunteers.

14 posted on 09/23/2013 5:05:35 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Doogle
Overhead, eight civilian pilots performed a tribute flyover at their own expense after the Air Force said it couldn’t perform a traditional flyover due to sequestration budget cuts.

But the IRS is still producing their Star Terk parodies and Obamaphones are still being allocated their monthly minutes.

How much more will we take.

15 posted on 09/23/2013 5:06:20 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

300 million to PUCKistan this year...same people who hid UBL


16 posted on 09/23/2013 5:09:47 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: DirtyPigpen

Yep, dark days.....


17 posted on 09/23/2013 5:21:07 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: GreyFriar
USAF said no money for fly over, so a volunteer group put on a farewell flight of a Douglas B-26 Invader and 2 NA P-51 Mustangs.

It was more than just these 3 aircraft. Warrior Aviation is the civilian outfit that gave the flyby and one flight was the standard "Missing Man" 4 which looked to be straight wing fighters, maybe F-80s? Their web site has a spot for a $50 donation to cover the probable cost of $24k just in avgas and jet fuel.

The government did cooperate in giving the needed permissions; Eight civilian pilots honored the veterans, arranging permission from the Department of Homeland Security, Secret Service, and FAA with an aerial tribute above Washington.

18 posted on 09/23/2013 5:22:48 PM PDT by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: SES1066

The jet fly over was L-39’s. Former soviet block trainers that are popular here as sport planes.


19 posted on 09/23/2013 5:35:41 PM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: PilotDave

No money for a fly over by the Air Force for these heroes and their loved ones yet the Air Force has money to fly Clown Prince nobama, his grifter family & hangers-ons and his pinheaded staff all over the world at their whim. Disgusting.


20 posted on 09/23/2013 5:42:43 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: matginzac

Obama could stay home from one Flight in Air Force One and pay for the flyover. Or a couple of helicopter flight to play golf at Andrews.


21 posted on 09/23/2013 6:49:34 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping. May they rest in peace. And blessings to the fly-over volunteers.


22 posted on 09/23/2013 7:57:40 PM PDT by zot
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To: SES1066

local fox news just showed the fly over by the 2 Mustangs & 1 B-26. There very well may have been more, out of camera view.


23 posted on 09/24/2013 3:16:07 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar; PilotDave
local fox news just showed the fly over by the 2 Mustangs & 1 B-26. There very well may have been more, out of camera view.

True, as I think that there were 2 flights because Fox News Channel definitely showed a flight of four jets with one pulling up in the classic "Missing Man" formation. PilotDave agrees in post #19, and states that the planes are Czech Aero L-39 Albatros single engine trainers. This jibes with the story citing 8 pilots doing the flyover(s) which would be 2 in the A-26 and singles in the 2 P-51s and 4 L-39s.

Overhead, eight civilian pilots performed a tribute flyover ...

24 posted on 09/24/2013 3:39:37 PM PDT by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: SES1066; PilotDave

Thanks. And now the pilot being interviewed in a flight suit next to some type of jet makes sense. It was a tight shot of the pilot and all I saw was a bit of wing and intake.


25 posted on 09/24/2013 3:51:33 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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