Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Brave Pilot, a Valiant Aircraft

There are many tales of the C-130
by Cornelius C.

I wanted to share this story. A base was located in a valley between two ridges occupied by the Viet Cong. Helicopters evacuated the troops, but it was discovered that three soldiers were left. The C-130 did an almost vertical dive to avoid fire. The aircraft pulled up at the last minute, while the three jumped onboard and took off. I believe the pilot received the Congressional Medal of Honor.