Discussion in 'Americas' started by W.G.Ewald, May 27, 2012.
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Today I remember a high school classmate who joined the USAF and served as a navigator on a B-52. He suffered from diabetes, but because that condition would be a medical disqualification for flight duty, he somehow managed to conceal his disease from the medics. Finally, during a mission over North Vietnam, he had a seizure. His crew mates were unable to revive him and he died. His death was determined to be not combat related, and I don't know if his name appears today on the Vietnam War Memorial.
As I think about what my classmate did, I can't help to think that his determination to serve might have resulted in putting his fellow flight crew members at risk.
Happy Memorial Day to all, especially the veterans!
Happy Memorial Day to all Americans.
Happy memorial day USA!
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