Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Sight to See

An incredible take off and landing
by D. Hurst

I was stationed with the 1st Marine Division at Camp Hansen in 1984-1985. I had my son with me on this tour. From our little apartment, we could oversee the end of the runway at Kadena AFB. We would keep watch for the KC-135 tanker with the four crosses on the tail (signifying the 96th Strategic Recon Wing). That meant the Lockheed Martin SR-71A Blackbird could not be far behind. What a sight it was to see that bird take off and land. Unforgettable.