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01/23/04 - Longview

Candy Drop Celebrates Historic Cold War Event

A special re-enactment in Longview today, saw candy falling from the sky to remember a page of history almost forgotten. At Letourneau University, members of the original 1948 Berlin airlift crew were on hand, as airplanes recreated the post World War II secret parachuting of chocolate candy to the children of Berlin.

The historic mission was pulled off by American and British air crews, and provided many supplies through airlifts; following a Soviet Union blockade. Original members of the Berlin airlift crews were on hand to witness the drop today. The event was organized to help encourage kids to learn about history.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.

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