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Wednesday Hero-Capt. Joseph McConnell

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Capt. Joseph McConnell
32 years old from Dover, New Hampshire
39th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Wing
January 30 1922 – August 25 1954
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At the age of 28, Joseph McConnell was considered too old be a jet
pilot in Korea, but he wouldn’t let that stop him. He persisted and
was assigned to 39th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 51st
Fighter-Interceptor Wing in 1952 and was credited with shooting down
16 enemy planes in a four month period and became America’s first
Triple Jet Ace when he shot down three of those planes in a single
day.

You Can Read More About Capt. Joseph McConnell here and
here.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so
others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them
Hero.
Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When
There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look

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