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
Marc "Big Daddy" Russell over the
Mike "Donut" Hohls
"Donut" pulling up for the missing man.
Marc Russell over ther Santa Barbara Marina
Flight over the Pacific
Michael "Viper" Maloco
Formation rejoin as seen from Ron Alldredge's back seat
Michael "Viper Maloco
Donut and Viper on the cross under
Marc Russell leading the flight through and echelon turn
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