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Old 9 August 2019, 13:12
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A Pilot Returns

Read this story but beware - it will probably get a bit dusty wherever you are.

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A beautiful thing happened at Dallas Love Field yesterday. The entire airport came to a standstill as a Vietnam hero, Colonel Roy Knight Jr., was brought home 52 years after he left. The pilot who brought him home? His son, a captain with Southwest Airlines....
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Old 9 August 2019, 13:32
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Col. Roy A. Knight, Jr. U.S. Air Force 602nd Tactical Fighter Squadron 5/19/1967 Laos 8/10/2019 Weatherford, Texas

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Old 9 August 2019, 13:34
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Pretty cool honor from the son.

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Old 9 August 2019, 17:27
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Welcome home Colonel, God bless you and your family.
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Old 10 August 2019, 13:26
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In Awe..

When a Father first looks at his newborn, I am sure the thought of his own mortality far from home, and the fact he is holding the very life responsible for his future return, is there in his hands- had never entered his thoughts at that moment..

Life is grand.

Welcome Home Sir, Rest Peaceful Now.
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Welcome home, Colonel. Rest Easy now.

Great story.
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Old 11 August 2019, 16:10
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The SW Airlines You Tube video is amazing too. I don't know how the son kept it together, I would've broke down. Welcome Home sir.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JAMyqdMj_g
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A-1 guy.

Col. Roy A. Knight, Jr. U.S. Air Force 602nd Tactical Fighter Squadron 5/19/1967 Laos 8/10/2019 Weatherford, Texas

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Welcome home, sky warrior.
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Old 12 August 2019, 22:07
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The boys just watched Top Gun for the first time tonight. Maverick's father is MIA in Laos, of course.

Then I show them these. Stunned silence.
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