Col. Baylor Haynes, USAF (Ret); Founding President, The Jolly Greens and the Air Rescue Association

“There should have been some Silver Stars and a Medal of Honor award for those that participated in Mission 1890…”

Col. Baylor Haynes, USAF-Ret

“When we were in combat we lived in a different world. We approached life differently. The other guy may get killed, but not us. If you do get killed then it’s all over for you. But, it’s only the beginning for our loved ones we left behind. At home our loved ones wait, afraid to look out the window for fear of seeing a car stop in front and military personnel get out. It it is over for us, it is just beginning for them and they will be affected all of their lives by the loss. Every birthday, anniversary and holiday they will feel the effects. I think your approach will be welcomed by the families of those you profiled in Baited Trap. In many respects, they are still going through the waiting-to-know and through the loss. Those who never went through it will get new insights into what pain and anguish it brings. There should have been some Silver Stars and a Medal of Honor award for those that participated in Mission 1890–and Bob Holloway should have been rescued. He would have been in 1965-66. Good story!”

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