The Improbable Rescue of Captain Roger Locher

The attached video is a compelling relation of the remarkable efforts undertaken by the Seventh Air Force to rescue Captain Roger Locher, a downed Air Force F-4 weapons systems officer, from North Vietnam on 10 May 1972.  Captain Locher spent a war record 23 days evading capture and his rescue was the deepest ever attempted inside that country.

The speaker relaying the story of Captain Locher’s rescue is retired Brigadier General Steve Ritchie, the Air Force’s sole Ace from the Vietnam War.  General Ritchie fantastically articulates the details of Captain Locher’s rescue, why soldiers serve, and the true nature of individual freedom.

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  1. #1 by Bob Fisher on October 5, 2013 - 6:47 AM

    Great story. It says a lot about why we are exceptional.

  2. #2 by Bob Fisher on October 5, 2013 - 6:53 AM

    Great story. It says a lot about why, we as a nation, are peopled by exceptional indivuals.

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