This is the coin I was given by Mary Lefon at the reception after the Memorial at Fort Rosecrans in San Diego on that day We All said goodbye.
It spent an hour in the air in an F-16CG, 87-0352, piloted by Major Jeff “Oscar” Kennedy. Major Kennedy is one of my favorites here at the 416.
It flew. Lex flew.
SaberCat1 filming in HD the B17 and the B25 WWII Bombers over and around Arizona's Superstition Mountains and Saguaro Lake. H5 Productions, in conjunction with The Commemorative Air Force filmed these aircraft during the Veterans Day Celebration on Saturday, November 13th, 2010. The B17 Bomber was flown by pilot Russ Gilmore and the B25 Bomber was flown by pilot Spike McLane. The base for these bombers is Falcon Field located in Mesa, Arizona. SaberCat1 pilot, Mitch Kelldorf. SaberCat1 aerial cinematographer, Mike Murray. Editor, Mike Murray.
Today is Memorial Day which is a somber holiday in my way of thinking. That’s why I didn’t use the normal term for visual material such as this. I thought it was a fitting video for today as we remember those who never came back and gave everything so that we could enjoy our lives. To them, I say thank you and I will remember you and what you’ve done.
I also feel that Lex should be remembered today as well. He might have been retired from the U.S. Navy, but he was still serving his country when he passed away in Fallon, NV. I’ll have a Guinness later tonight in your memory, Lex.
Of course, those who never returned often left behind family and friends who also made the sacrifice when they lost someone they loved. To them, Lex’s family included, I say thank you and you will remain in our thoughts and prayers as well.