Columbus AFB celebrates Air Force’s 69th birthday

Retired Lt. Col. Gene Smith and retired Col. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris, both Vietnam F-105 pilots and former POWs, Jo Shumake, daughter of retired Col. Glynn Schumake, a B-17 World War II pilot and former POW, and a Columbus AFB Honor Guardsman salute the POW/MIA table during 69th Air Force Birthday Ball Sept. 17 at the Trotter Convention Center in Columbus, Mississippi. The Columbus AFB Honor Guard also received some special assistance during the ceremony as Smith, Harris and Shumake provided some of the symbolic memorializations at the POW/MIA table. (U.S. Air Force photo by Richard Johnson)

PHOTO BY: Richard Johnson
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