Friday, September 20, 2013

The Rescue of Roger Locher

The Volun-told Scouter shared the story of the rescue of Roger Locher at his website.  GREAT STORY!!

23 days in captivity!  It is a miracle this guy survived!


Eric the Half-bee said...

Something I didn't mention in my original post, but perhaps should have: Capt Locher was the G.I.B, the guy in back, of the downed F-4. His pilot, Maj. Bob Lodge, was privy to some very sensitive information about some very sensitive aviation equipment, and so to protect the secrets, he made the decision to ride his crippled jet into the ground. Major Lodge decided that the risks of being captured and the information extracted from him, thereby endangering his comrades, was simply too high. To protect everyone else, he made the ultimate sacrifice.

Fishgutts said...

Great story!!