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Letter to the Editor - Thank you, sir


December 6, 2018

I am fortunate to have retired Colonel Richard Heyman as a neighbor here in Creswell. I consider an iron-jawed icon of the American fighter pilots of yesteryear. Today he is enjoying his well-earned retirement with his beautiful English bride.

During World War II, at the age of 19, he prowled the skies over Germany looking for a fight in support of our allied troops below. He flew the P38 Fighter and the P51 Mustang. Some of you might recall the P51 Mustang was like a blown Corvette on steroids.

During his service in Korea, he flew night missions in the A26 Fighter/Bomber with one confir...

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