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HAVE YOU EVER BEEN GUILTY OF LOOKING AT OTHERS YOUR OWN AGE AND THINKING, SURELY I CAN'T LOOK THAT OLD. WELL......YOU'LL LOVE THIS ONE!
I WAS SITTING IN THE WAITING ROOM FOR MY FIRST APPOINTMENT WITH A NEW DENTIST. I NOTICED HIS DDS DIPLOMA, WHICH BORE HIS FULL NAME.
SUDDENLY, I REMEMBERED A TALL, HANDSOME, DARK HAIRED BOY WITH THE SAME NAME HAD BEEN IN MY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS SOME 30-ODD YEARS AGO.
COULD HE BE THE SAME GUY THAT I HAD A SECRET CRUSH ON, WAY BACK THEN?
UPON SEEING HIM, HOWEVER, I QUICKLY DISCARDED ANY SUCH THOUGHT.
THIS BALDING, GRAY HAIRED MAN WITH THE DEEPLY LINED FACE WAS WAY TOO OLD TO HAVE BEEN MY CLASSMATE, AFTER HE EXAMINED MY TEETH, I ASKED HIM IF HE HAD ATTENDED MORGAN PARK HIGH SCHOOL .
"YES, YES I DID. I'M A MUSTANG! ' HE GLEAMED WITH PRIDE.
'WHEN DID YOU GRADUATE?' I ASKED
HE ANSWERED, IN 1975. WHY DO YOU ASK?
"YOU WERE IN MY CLASS!" I EXCLAIMED.
HE LOOKED AT ME CLOSELY.
THEN THAT UGLY,
SON OF A = ( B @&€ H ) ASKED......
'WHAT DID YOU TEACH???
Subj: S. Vietnam O-1 Bird Dog lands on USS Midway, 30 Apr 1975.
A production video with lots of real footage from the actual event.
Capt Larry Chambers not only survived (career-wise) but was promoted to Rear Admiral.
In the early 90s, the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation scheduled a ceremony that brought together RADM Larry Chambers, Maj Bung Ly, his wife and four of their five children who lived in the Orlando area. They had not seen each other since the major's heroic landing on board Midway and CAPT Chambers extraordinary leadership decision. The aircraft was sponsored by RADM Magruder H. Chambers, who lived in the Star Lake neighborhood near the Museum.
This may be one of the best stories from the war.
You may know that Ed Ellis (Foundation Legal Officer) was aboard Midway that day, and handled a lot of the legal paper work!
The little O-1 Bird Dog has hung from the ceiling in the museum for many years. The family was settled in South Florida, and have visited our museum. All five children finished college and became professionals.
The actual Captain, Leon Chambers, was the first black commanding officer of a US Navy aircraft carrier.