Preserving The Oral HistorIES of Combat Veterans

COMBAT STORIES FROM Vietnam

Rick Bates | 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron

6:51   |   After spending so much time in Hanoi, Rick Bates remembers being released and feeling relieved after they flew to a base in the Philippines. Returning home and getting some leave, he decided to stay in the Air Force and finished out his career flying the F-4.

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