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Vietnam Veteran chronicles C-130 crew’s courage over An Loc

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That is an amazing story. I got out of SEA in late 1971. It was pretty calm at that time. Mostly flying MAX PAX and general runs. Very few dirt strips in our missions. I thought we had the war won. Actually we did until politics made us quit. Not long after I got back to LRAFB maybe early spring,  I was asked to Crew a ferry flight back to CCK to deliver a plane from the 62nd. They need aircraft. I guess many were getting shot up then. Right after we got back from CCK they asked for volunteers to come back 90 day TDY to take a bunch of planes back and fly the line for a couple of months. It took me less than a second to say no. I knew why they needed planes and crews and I wanted no part of it. I was short, only 6 months to go...I am still amazed that He kept this plane from cart wheeling and killing everybody. He was 28 years old. Most of my Acs were under 30. I saw them as old men as I was 20. I hope he gets the CMH as we never got one in the C-130 groups. 

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The forum will not allow me to post the news clipping pages. You can find the news clippings from the Doc Jensen Story at :

http://www.tanwater.com/834/det1-pg4.html

And

http://www.tanwater.com/834/det1-pg5.html

I can testify to the fact that every plane over An Loc came back with bullet holes. I was there.

Saved these news clippings from the Det 1 Report. These 2 pages were on Doc Jensen story. Other news clippings I saved are at - 

http://www.tanwater.com/834/dex2.html#line3

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