Mike Pohorilla tells his story about the crash landing of WWII B-17 Bomber "Sky Goddess." Mike was a navigator aboard the plane which was hit by flak over Merseburg, Germany, on November 25, 1944. The plane crash landed in southern Belgium with all on board surviving.

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Terry Kerr reflects upon his experiences during those uncertain and somewhat eerie days after 9/11. His unit, the 121st Air Refueling Wing out of Rickenbacker AFB, refueled the fighter jets protecting the Washington, D.C. airspace. Here he got a firsthand look at the damage caused by the airliner crash into the Pentagon.

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In March of 1945, Herndon "Don" Cummings and other Tuskegee Airmen of the 477th Medium Bombardment Group were sent to Freeman Field, Indiana, for additional military training. Upon their arrival they had found a segregated system for officers set up by base commander Colonel Rober Selway. Under U.S. Army regulations and as commissioned officers, the Tuskegee Airmen were to have had access to the military base officer's club. While attempting to enter the club, the Tuskegee Airmen were arrested and confined until they agreed to sign a letter stating they understood the policies set in place by Col. Selway.

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Colonel Ronald Albers spent his last years of military service in France serving with the 121st Air Refueling Wing. As the only U.S. Colonel in the country, Albers attended and spoke at ceremonies the French would have for American pilots killed in France during WWII. French citizens would research how the American pilot was killed and erect a monument in his honor. Each year they invite family members of the pilot to attend a colorful ceremony, complete with wreaths and honor guards. The tradition of honoring fallen WWII American pilots continues today.

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On January 12, 1952, during the Korean War, Corporal Ronald Rosser volunteered to lead a charge on Chinese bunkers. When he arrived at the bunkers, he looked back and realized he was all alone. The other American soldiers had been cut down by gunfire. Continuing by himself, Rosser leaped into the trench with the enemy and after several assaults killed 13 Chinese soldiers and destroyed numerous bunkers. During the retreat, he saved the lives of many men by holding off the Chinese so less-severely wounded soldiers could drag others to safety. Later, the soldiers Rosser saved recommended him for the military's highest award, The Medal of Honor.

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Carl Cossin was taken prisoner during the first few days of the Korean War and spent over 3 years as a POW. During Operation Little Switch and Big Switch, Cossin was released along with thousands of other U.N. and N. Korean/Chinese soldiers. As POWs were moved to the exchange point, both sides tried to embarass their captors by tossing away their new clothing and supplies. A focal point of exchange became Freedom Bridge, a bridge over the Imjin River separating North and South Korea. To returning POWs, Freedom Bridge truly became the bridge of freedom as they crossed over it after their release from captivity.

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During the Vietnam War, the American public did not know the U.S. military was operating in Laos. Retired Air Force pilot Wally Judge tells his story of secretly bombing supply trucks and oil refineries along the Ho Chi Min Trail, a major supply route between North and South Vietnam.

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In 1965, Eugene Jordan arrived in Vietnam and was assigned to a 3-man advisory unit during the Vietnam War. He became good friends with an Australian advisor named Ron Scott who was later killed during a combat mission. Eugene tells the story of bringing his friend's body home to Australia for burial and the chain of events that took place following that time.

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