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Robbie Risner, RIP

Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:27 am

http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=121008

I rarely start a topic, but this gentleman is certainly deserving of his own. USAF Brig. Gen. Robinson “Robbie” Risner was best known as an F-105 pilot and POW during the Vietnam war, though he also flew in WW II and Korea (where he became an F-86 ace) and was an inspiration to those who served with him, and a served as a role model for those of us who came after him who were fortunate enough to wear Air Force wings.

A great leader and pilot has passed. RIP, Sir.
 
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RE: Robbie Risner, RIP

Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:52 pm

Just like the passing earlier this year of Col. Bud Day. WWII, Korea, and Vietnam POW. Not too many men like this.
RIP General Risner.

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