The Chronicle -

By Richard Heyman
Chronicle Columnist 

Through the eyes of the colonel


August 2, 2018

I received an email from a retired USAF brigadier general recently. The man was a new lieutenant when he was assigned to my squadron to fly combat in F105s during the Vietnam Conflict in 1968. I wish to share it with you.

"Eglin Join Base Command, located near Fort Walton, Fla. is presently the largest military complex in the world, encompassing a large contingent of Air Force units, Naval warfare units, 7th Army Special Forces and 6th Army Rangers.

"My home is exactly five miles outside of the main gate of Eglin AFB.

"Most folks in the USA don't live in a military town with lots of guys i...

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