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Brig Gen Tom Fleming | 23rd Tactical Air Support Squadron - Air Force

4:45   |   Forward Air Controller Tom Fleming had a very unusual mission which convinced him we had nuked Laos. He was paired with a C-130 but the pilot in the other plane would not divulge what was going on. Then he saw a large object with a parachute being pushed out the back of the big plane.

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Cold War
  • Brig Gen Tom Fleming  |  Cold War  |  Multiple Units  |  9:24

    From the beginning, Tom Fleming wanted to be a fighter pilot. He settled for a tour as a forward air controller in Vietnam and, after that, his quest for fighters continued as he embarked on a lengthy Air Force career. That career took him to Turkey, Germany, many stateside bases and the Pentagon, but it was Hawaii that was most satisfactory.

Operation Desert Storm
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