Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wednesday Hero 3-21-12

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Capt. Joseph McConnell
32 years old from Dover, New Hampshire
39th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Wing
January 30 1922 – August 25 1954
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At the age of 28, Joseph McConnell was considered too old be a jet
pilot in Korea, but he wouldn't let that stop him. He persisted and
was assigned to 39th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 51st
Fighter-Interceptor Wing in 1952 and was credited with shooting down
16 enemy planes in a four month period and became America's first
Triple Jet Ace when he shot down three of those planes in a single

You Can Read More About Capt. Joseph McConnell href="">here and

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so
others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them
Those Who Say That We're In A Time When
There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To LookSIZE>

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AirmanMom said...

We are such a blessed Nation to know so many heroes!!!

Gail A. said...

Amen! So true.