Ex-POW shares story before Veterans Day

LOUISVILLE, Tenn. – Retired Air Force Capt. William A. Robinson told his service story as an ex-POW to Airman leadership school today as he did many times before.

The Vietnam veteran stood solo, with merely a three-ring binder of notes, in front of about 100 students and staff, Nov. 6, at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center, just short of Veterans Day. His audience was silent and captivated.

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Last Colorado Air National Guard MIA laid to rest in Arlington Cemetery

The remains of Colorado Air National Guard Maj. Perry H. Jefferson, who vanished during an observation flight 39 years ago over the jungles of South Vietnam, was at last laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

Three days of events here were a high-profile attempt to put closure to a missing-in-action mystery, but what exactly happened to the intelligence officer and his Army Reserve pilot, then-1st Lt. Arthur Ecklund, during their fateful observation flight may never be known.

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