Heroes!I salute each of them and thank them for their service
defending our country!Thank you all, and your families as well.
This is for Jay C. Hess, who was mentioned in the article:Sir, I
first met you during a POW seminar you gave at the UofU AFROTC detachment.
Later, you commissioned me as a 2LT in the United States Air Force on the 17th
of August, 1990 in the rotunda of the Utah state capitol. Now, after almost 21
years of active-duty service, I still carry my link to you proudly. Not
everyone can say they were commissioned by a true AMERICAN hero. I graduated
from UPT at Reese AFB in Lubbock, TX on 11 Jun 93 after flying T-37s and T-38s.
I went on to fly EC-130Hs at Davis-Monthan (2 tours) but have spent the majority
of my time teaching in Tweets and the T-6 Texan II. I now have almost 2,000 hrs
in the T-6 and over 4,400 hrs of military flying time. I never read
a single account of any American POW without being filled with awe at what you
great men endured for freedom and for your country.Glad to know
you're still with us!God bless you!'Twister'Maj Dan Maloy, USAFVance AFB, OK
As a Veteran I salute you both! and to all our POW's and those still MIA
You will not be forgotten! SGT