October 1, 2011- Vietnam Moving Wall Flyovers
Santa Barbara, California
The Moving wall is a half
sized replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. It travels
around the country to honor the over 58,000 dead from the war and the
2.8 million who served in Vietnam. It is always an honor for me to pay
tribute and homage to my fellow veterans. The flight was lead by
Sherman Smoot in the C-47 Skytrain "Betsy's Biscuit Bomber". Mr. Smoot
and his co-pilot are both Vietnam vets. Smoot flew F-4s and his
co-pilot flew A-7s in Vietnam. Dragon Flight consisted of 3 Nanchang
CJs and a Yak. They flew off the wings of the C-47 for the first 2
passes. Viper Flight consisted of 3 T-34 Mentors flying behind the C-47
for the first pass. I rode in the back of Marc Russell's T-34 for the
flight. A huge thanks to all pilots involved for a great flight!
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