True Story

True Story


Full Time Jeeper
Loveland, Colorado
1977 CJ 7; Amc 401 .30 over, Howell TBI, modified Dana 20 with Terra Low gears and twin sticks, NV 4500 5-speed, modified Dana 30 and Amc 20 both with 4.56 gears (narrow track), ARB air lockers front and rear, SSBC rear disc brake conversion, MICO Brake park brake, Navaho brake booster/ master cylinder, PowerTank CO2 tank.

> Luke AFB is west of Phoenix and is rapidly being surrounded by
> civilization that complains about the noise from the base and its planes,
> forgetting that it was there long before they were... A certain lieutenant
> colonel at Luke AFB deserves a big pat on the back. Apparently, an
> individual who lives somewhere near Luke AFB wrote the local paper
> complaining about a group of F-16s that disturbed his/her day at the mall.
> When that individual read the response from a Luke AFB officer, it must
> have stung quite a bit.
> The complaint:
> 'Question of the day for Luke Air Force Base:
> Whom do we thank for the morning air show? Last Wednesday, at precisely
> 9:11 A.M, a tight formation of four F-16 jets made a low pass over
> Arrowhead Mall, continuing west over Bell Road at approximately 500 feet.
> Imagine our good fortune! Do the Tom Cruise-wannabes feel we need this
> wake-up call, or were they trying to impress the cashiers at Mervyns early
> bird special?
> Any response would be appreciated.
> The response:
> Regarding A wake-up call from Luke's jets' On June 15, at precisely 9:12
> a.m. , a perfectly timed four- ship fly by of F-16s from the 63rd Fighter
> Squadron at Luke Air Force Base flew over the grave of Capt. Jeremy
> Fresques. Capt Fresques was an Air Force officer who was previously
> stationed at Luke Air Force Base and was killed in Iraq on May 30,
> Memorial Day.
> At 9 a. m. on June 15, his family and friends gathered at Sunland Memorial
> Park in Sun City to mourn the loss of a husband, son and friend. Based on
> the letter writer's recount of the fly by, and because of the jet noise,
> I'm sure you didn't hear the 21-gun salute, the playing of taps, or my
> words to the widow and parents of Capt. Fresques as I gave them their
> son's flag on behalf of the President of the United States and all those
> veterans and servicemen and women who understand the sacrifices they have
> endured..
> A four-ship fly by is a display of respect the Air Force gives to those
> who give their lives in defense of freedom. We are professional aviators
> and take our jobs seriously, and on June 15 what the letter writer
> witnessed was four officers lining up to pay their ultimate respects.
> The letter writer asks, Whom do we thank for the morning air show'? The
> 56th Fighter Wing will make the call for you, and forward your thanks to
> the widow and parents of Capt Fresques, and thank them for you, for it was
> in their honor that my pilots flew the most honorable formation of their
> lives.
> Only 2 defining forces have ever offered to die for you....Jesus Christ
> and the American Soldier. One died for your soul, the other for your
> freedom.
> Lt. Col. Grant L. Rosensteel, Jr.
>"Thank You" to our soldiers.
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kinda wish "the family of the fallen says to kiss their a--" was somewhere in the response

nice one

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