The Stain of the Vietnam war never seems to leave us. Much like the stench from a cracked 100-year-old egg. That nauseating smell just seems to linger. I recently read the book Thud Ridge by Colonel Jack Broughton. The story of F-105 pilots in Vietnam and found to my surprise I was very peripherally connected to the story.
The actual story concerns Broughton, a West Point Graduate, who had flown 114 combat missions in Korea. And who had been a commander of the U.S. Thunderbirds Arial demonstration team.