Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

43 Years Ago, a Historical Tragedy

The National Personnel Records Center burned on this day in 1973. Millions of service records for men and women who had served in the Army and the Air Force from 1912 to the beginning of the Vietnam War were lost forever.

Families of men who fought in the World Wars and Korea, who may have wanted to learn what their fathers and grandfathers did in the conflicts, were essentially shit out of luck. Especially if the men never talked about it.

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