These are some pics from my time with the F-4S out of MCAS Beaufort, SC.
I was with the Crusaders after their return from Chu Lai, at K-Bay, for 16 months. We had a flock of clapped out B models, and a few good ones stolen from the Navy. My bird was 150441, and she was a mess when I got hold of her. After much work, we finally got her flying. I named her "Thunderpig", which put smiles on the few of us in the squadron. I understand we are no longer the Crusaders, the name has been changed to be more politically correct. Just thinking about the old days brings up some fond memories, and a few skinned knuckles and sliced skin. Hope all is going well with you,
Former Cpl Robert Miller
I remember the "Crusaders" well. I belonged to VMFA-115 Sreaming Eagles, later the Silver Eagles. I was thinking about your skinned knuckles, and sliced skin, How about the notorious bleed air door bites on your back....got split open a couple of times, knowing damn well they were there. LOL
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