Wayne Louis BolteColonel
42ND TEW SQDN, 388TH TFW, 7TH AF
United States Air Force
27 January 1935 - 20 July 1978
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REMEMBEREDby a friend,
What is wrong with America? It is the land if the free and home of the brave. What about the bravery of those who are not home or are not free?
I would like to stand up and salute the servicemen and women who in the past, in our present, or the ones in our future have fought for the freedom of our country. I am proud to say I live in America, to know I live in a country where we have THE bravest of the brave.
I pray for the families which have lost loved ones, or do not know where their loved ones are. I pray for the families whose loved ones are calling or writing home, yet saying 'I dont know yet what will happen'.
The words "In God We Trust" are but just a memory and are scarcely used. BUT 'In God I Trust' is knowing what He is and has been with every one of our beloved soldiers. May you all be safe. May you all know you are loved, thought of, and cherished.
I don't know how far the 'Red Friday' has gotten in emails. But I would like to lift up that offer for all who love and support our troops overseas and here in America to wear red every Friday. It is a symbol of our love and support for those who have shed blood in order for our country to be free, or those who have shed blood for other countries. For those who have given their lives for us and others.
May God rest you in His arms, in peace and love.
Take a look at this 'movie' and answer to yourself what does your dash mean to you? http://www.thedashpoemmovie.com (copy and paste into your browser). "The Dash" was written by Linda Ellis.
From a friend in Christ,
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 02 Apr 1972 two EB-66 electronic warfare aircraft departed Korat RTAFB in Thailand to provide EW support to B-52 bombers operating south of the DMZ. BAT 21 was lead with BAT 22 as number two. The "Easter Offensive" had just begun and very large North Vietnamese forces were moving south through the DMZ.
Although numerous SA-2 missiles were fired at the B-52s, there were no hits ... until BAT 21 was hit while turning south to vacate the target area. The stricken EB-66 broke up at about 18,000 feet, but only one crewman - navigator Lt Col Iceal Hambleton - was able to parachute to safety on the ground.
The safety was illusory, though, since Hambleton landed in the midst of the south-bound NVA forces. SAR and strike aircraft supported Hambleton as he moved south toward a pick-up point, but it soon became apparent that the area was simply too "hot" for SAR helicopter operations. After 11 days of travel by night, Hambleton was able to join up with a South Vietnamese SEAL team led by US Navy Lieutenant Tom Norris and was successfully rescued.
The downing of BAT 21 and the subsequent SAR efforts were costly in terms of aircraft and aircrews:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 14 Apr 2004
Last updated 04/15/2017