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he was familiar to me, it took me a second to realize he is one of the F-35 test pilots

thanks, I'm watching it right now :)

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I met Capt. Steve Ritchie at the O'club in Guam in 1972. He had just shot down his 5th Mig a couple days before and he was on his way home(Aces were sent home immediately after getting their 5th kill so that they would not be shot down on another mission.) There was a B-52 bird colonel in the club that was being a real putz. He was coming down the bar bad mouthing anybody who was not a B-52 person. He got to Ritchie and started in on him. Ritchie didn't even blink when he started telling off the full bird. The bird demanded Ritchie's name,rank and service number. Ritchie immediately gave it to him. The bird finally realized who he was talking to,closed his little notebook,turned and left the club. The club broke out with all kinds of cheers and applause.

Ritchie had a very distinguished Air Force career and he was one hell of a fighter pilot.

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      View File Tactical Laser System Pods

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