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Old 07-10-2008, 04:28 PM
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WWII Mustang Ace reunited with his aircraft

http://www.grayeagles.org/video.htm

This is a really heartwarming video about a WWII pilot being reunited with his aircraft, some 60+ years later (at the Gathering of Mustangs last September), and how it brough him closer to his grandkids, who feel like the understand him a bit better now. It's about 8 minutes long.

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Old 07-10-2008, 05:35 PM
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Thanks.

I passed that along to a friend whose Dad flew P38's in the Pacific. This will mean a lot to my friend.

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Old 07-10-2008, 05:45 PM
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Great video.
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:34 PM
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That was truly touching,, thank you so much.
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:14 PM
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Very touching, excellent video. I really miss my grandfather, that generation is shrinking rapidly, soon they will be all gone.
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Very touching.

As our Boys today, deserve all our support, we must remember those from the past that did so much.
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Spectacular.

Thank you.
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Old 07-11-2008, 07:48 AM
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...and I was at that gathering - quite a sight to see.

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Old 07-11-2008, 09:23 AM
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OK, I'll admit it -- I got a little teary-eyed; what an awesome story.

Someday, before I die, I'll get a ride in a Mustang.
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Thanks.....makes me appreciate the sky all that much more but especially the gift my dad gave me- the love of flight.
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:47 AM
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OK, I'll admit it -- I got a little teary-eyed; what an awesome story.
Yeah, me too. I can't imagine how powerful it must have been for his grandkids to get to fly in the very same aircraft that their grandfather risked his life in. Whenever I think about how young those kids were when they served, it boggles the mind that they were able to handle that kind of responsibility. I think about what I was like when I was 20 and I wonder if I could have done the same thing.
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:44 PM
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For like a $500 donation you can get a ride in a B17, don't know what a P51 would cost. I will do it as soon as I can afford it, maybe once a year I'll donate some money and get a ride on a different plane as a B day present to me.


You only live once, might as well make the most of it. Being able to ride in the warbirds you hear so much about would be worth every cent, IMHO.

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