Saturday, March 14, 2020

Idaho X

In going through old file of pictures I ran across this one for my trip to Idaho.

I had been driving around and ended up in Kuna and came across this park and got to wondering who this guy was and if he was a Vietnam vet.

Turns out he was a 'Nam vet and the first Air Force member awarded the Medal of Honor in Vietnam.

While on a mission he witnessed another pilot get shot down. He called for a rescue chopper but decided there was not time to wait, so, against advice he decided to land his plane on a runway that was under siege and covered with debris. He rescued the other pilot, whom he had met on occasion, and got them both out safely even though his plane was hit many time.

The park has an amphitheater, gazebo, playing fields and lots of play equipment and was dedicated in 2007.

Col. Fisher lived in Kuna and passed away in 2014.

Next time on the 19th we will revisit Massachusetts, so meet me there at 9:00am.

To see other memorials from Idaho, or any other state, p,ease click the state name on the left side of this page.

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