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Old 07-19-2013, 14:42   #1
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Return to North Korea

This is not what you think it is about. it is about being true comrades in arms and living up to a promise


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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Two years after he made history by becoming the Navy's first black pilot,*Ensign Jesse Brown*lay trapped in his downed fighter plane in subfreezing*North Korea, his leg broken and bleeding. His wingman crash-landed to try to save him, and even burned his hands trying to put out the flames.A chopper hovered nearby. Lt. j.g.*Thomas Hudner*could save himself, but not his friend. With the light fading, the threat of enemy fire all around him and Brown losing consciousness, the white son of a New England grocery-store magnate made a promise to the black son of a sharecropper."We'll come back for you."More than 60 years have passed. Hudner is now 88. But he did not forget. He is coming back
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Old 07-19-2013, 14:51   #2
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Great story.

I hope Ensign Brown makes it home and that both the Browns and Captain Hudner (RET) find peace in this long journey.
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Old 07-19-2013, 17:16   #3
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Well said tonyz.
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Old 07-19-2013, 18:45   #4
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What a brave man to make that journey at 89 into hostile territory. I wish him well.

What a great way to honor your friend.
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:50   #5
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Great story.

I hope Ensign Brown makes it home and that both the Browns and Captain Hudner (RET) find peace in this long journey.
Well said.
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