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Jefferson DeBlanc, Medal of Honor winner and Marine Corps ace died Thursday at the age of 86. Here are the particulars: Jefferson DeBlanc

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:58 am
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:08 pm
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Check this,

www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLRHaHpJTMk

www.youtube.com/watch?...re=related
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:21 pm
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- Chuck_71st


Saddened but talk about courage and balls... watch it S!
(nice use of IL-2 btw)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:29 pm
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I wish IL2 looked that good, but its not.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:11 pm
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- Chuck_71st
I wish IL2 looked that good, but its not.


??? It was IL-2, wasn't it ? or FB or PF, can't remember what planes are it what version...Been so long...<sigh>

Excellent documentary though.

What courage to fly a mission with a leaking fuel tank knowing you won't make it home.

S!
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Its a show called "Dogfights" its computer animation.
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great story.

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That's a Cajun for you. It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. I was privledged enough to meet him a few years ago. I bet ATC's had a a lot of fun with his accent!
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