Missoula, Montana

Missoula, Montana

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Remembering the Battle of the Bulge

Friday Dec. 13 our speaker will be Brigadier General, Ret. Dale E. Stovall, who will give a presentation on the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. From Wikipedia:

Gen. Stovall figured prominently in several search and rescue operations during the Vietnam War. A member of the 40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron based in Thailand, on June 2, 1972, he recovered Capt. Roger Locher from deep inside North Vietnam, the deepest rescue made during the entire Vietnam War. For his efforts in rescuing Locher, Stovall was awarded the Air Force Cross, which described how "he willingly returned to this high threat area, braving intense ground fire, to recover the downed airman from deep in North Vietnam." 

Stovall was also recognized with the 1973 Jabara Award for Airmanship, two Silver Star awards and two Distinguished Flying Cross awards for other combat rescues among the 12 successful rescue missions he accomplished during his tour in Southeast Asia. 

Noon at Jaker's!