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  • 'That's flak': Gen. Lloyd 'Fig' Newton on his first combat mission over Vietnam

    In addition to being the first African American member of the Air Force Thunderbirds flying team, retired Gen. Lloyd 'Fig' Newton flew the F-4 Phantom in Vietnam. Here, he recounts, on Feb. 18, 2017, his first combat mission in 1968.

In addition to being the first African American member of the Air Force Thunderbirds flying team, retired Gen. Lloyd 'Fig' Newton flew the F-4 Phantom in Vietnam. Here, he recounts, on Feb. 18, 2017, his first combat mission in 1968. Jay Karr The Island Packet
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