Monday, September 16, 2013

The Rescue of Roger Locher

Brig. Gen. Steve Ritchie was the USAF's only ace of the Vietnam war. In this talk, he describes how the war was put on hold to rescue a downed airman and friend, trapped over 60 miles and 23 days behind enemy lines. No one knew that Roger Locher had even survived his ejection, whether he'd been captured, or anything at all, until he made radio contact. Leadership, comradeship, loyalty, communication, self-reliance, and more are all part of this experience.

Scouting can and should have a role in producing men who are capable of acting as these men acted, who will put everything on the line for a friend.

Prepared. | For Life.™

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