Memorial Day - USA

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  1. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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  3. W.G.Ewald

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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.
     
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    Happy Memorial Day to all, especially the veterans!
     
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    Happy Memorial Day to all Americans.
     
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    Happy memorial day USA!
     

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