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Most Decorated U.S. Marine Corps Aviator in History Dies at 89


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Reusser flew an amazing 259 combat missions in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was shot down in all three wars -- five times in all. He earned two Navy Crosses, four Purple Hearts and two Legions of Merit among his 59 medals.

In 1945, while based in Okinawa, he stripped down his F4U-4 Corsair fighter and intercepted a Japanese observation plane at an altitude much higher than usual. When his guns froze, he flew his fighter into the observation plane, hacking off its tail with his propeller.

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"May this magnificent, 24 karat, American bad-ass rest in peace. Thank you, for reminding us what AMERICAN means…"

Posted By ToddK on WinkyDog.net

Thank You Col. Reusser. Rest in Peace.


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