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Scouts help revive jet's colorful identity
Arizona Daily Star ^
| Sarah Garrecht Gassen
Posted on 05/29/2004 6:28:30 AM PDT by SandRat
The F-4 Phantom jet standing guard outside American Legion Post 109 on the Southeast Side has been repainted with the red, white and blue it wore when it was part of the Air Force Thunderbirds air-show crew in the 1970s, thanks to the wrangling of a local Girl Scout troop.
The plane will be rededicated at a Memorial Day ceremony at 9 a.m. Monday at the McCulloch-Wagner American Legion Post 109 hall, 15921 S. Houghton Road in Corona de Tucson.
"To me, it brings the reflection of the airplane and what's been accomplished," said Ernie Salazar Jr., a legion member who retired from the Army. "Having it there brings more pride in the whole mission we have, to honor the fallen comrades."
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: f4; girlscouts; memorialday; pride; thunderbirds
posted on 05/29/2004 6:28:31 AM PDT
To: Ragtime Cowgirl; Radix; HiJinx; Spiff; JackelopeBreeder; Da Jerdge; MJY1288; xzins; Calpernia; ...
Just a little good news on this Memorial Weekend.
posted on 05/29/2004 6:30:54 AM PDT
(Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
posted on 05/29/2004 7:50:58 AM PDT
(SOUTH American Idol)
In my book, the F-4 will always be the toughest, meanest looking fighter.
2nd place goes to the FB-111 fighter/bomber.
posted on 05/29/2004 7:55:22 AM PDT
(There are three kinds of people: Those who can count, and those who can't.)
We have a marine scouting base here in the Keys. They take scouts from all over the country on fishing/boating trips that often become once in a lifetime stuff for the kids. I help them every opportunity I get. Scouting been bashed unmercifully for holding their ground against accepting gays. Everyone needs to stand tall for them.
posted on 05/29/2004 7:55:27 AM PDT
(Trust the media as far as you can throw them)
posted on 05/29/2004 8:29:08 AM PDT
posted on 05/29/2004 8:38:36 AM PDT
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