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Freedom Fighter: Tom Halley

As a fighter pilot, Tom Halley was one of the best, serving ten years in the U.S. Defense Command, as well as three tours of duty in Vietnam.
Halley flew 242 combat missions in Southeast Asia as an elite pilot in the "Wild Weasel" program, a program so secret, Halley couldn't tell his family for the first two years. After 26 and a half years in the Airforce, Halley retired as a Colonel, earning three Distinguished Flying Crosses and 27 Air Medals. He says he's "the luckiest man alive" because he "never flew a bad plane or worked for a bad boss."

Joan Hallmark, reporting.


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