‘Without them, there would be no us’
Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Gene” Smith stands next to a T-6 Talon aircraft before an incentive flight April 2007 on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. While assigned to Columbus AFB, smith served as an Instructor Pilot, the 5oth Flying Training Squadron Commander and the wing Director of Operations.

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