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The traveling Vietnam Wall is a 3/5 sized replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC.  It travels throughout the US to allow those that cannot make the trip to Washington DC an opportunity to see the memorial, rekindle friendships and to help heal. In mid-October, the wall came to Santa Barbara. Michael "Viper" Maloco organized and led the flight for a couple of flyovers to show our support. I flew with Ron Alldredge in the #2 aircraft.  Michael "Donut" Hohls flew the #3 ship and Marc "Big Daddy" Russell flew in the #4 ship. After the flyovers, Viper passed the lead to Big Daddy to get some wingman time and to allow me to get some shots of Viper from a better angle. It was a beautiful flight and a great show of support for those who fought in Vietnam.

Michael Hohls and Marc Russell
Michael Hohls and Marc Russell

Marc "Big Daddy" Russell over the Pacific
Marc "Big Daddy" Russell over the Pacific

Mike "Donut" Hohls
Mike "Donut" Hohls

Pulling for the Missing Man
"Donut" pulling up for the missing man.

Marc Russell over ther Santa Barbara Marina
Marc Russell over ther Santa Barbara Marina

Flight over the Pacific
Flight over the Pacific

Michael "Viper" Maloco
Michael "Viper" Maloco

Formation rejoin as seen from Ron Alldredge's back
              seat
Formation rejoin as seen from Ron Alldredge's back seat

Michael "Viper Maloco
Michael "Viper Maloco

Donut and Viper on the cross under
Donut and Viper on the cross under

Marc Russell leading the flight through and
              echelon turn
Marc Russell leading the flight through and echelon turn

Michael "Viper" Maloco over the Pacific
Michael "Viper" Maloco over the Pacific

Donut and Viper over Ventura
Donut and Viper.

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