Former pilots honor those killed in Vietnam

By: AP
By: AP

Sioux City, NE (AP) - Eighteen former fighter pilots journeyed to an unfinished memorial at a park in northeast Nebraska and honored those who died in the service of their country during the Vietnam War.

The Sioux City (Iowa) Journal says the veterans had all flown missions during the war. During a reunion of the 174th Tactical Fighter Squadron last week they remembered those who didn't come back, including one of their friends killed in action and one who died in an accident.

Their names are inscribed in granite on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and on the replica that's part of the still-unfinished Siouxland Freedom Park in South Sioux City.

Mike Newhouse is president of Siouxland Freedom Park Inc., and he says there's already been a steady stream of visitors.

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