USAF Col. Leo Thorsness, MOH recipient, Obituary

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  1. Wishful

    Wishful "Land of the free, because of the brave..." 5-Year Member

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    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    Thank you for posting. With the over-used term "hero" these days, it's moving to read about someone who truly deserved the name.

    And for general knowledge, if you have never heard of it, the Navy runs a research center on POWs, from all services and conflicts. The data is used to help understand how people survive being a POW, not just physically, but mentally.

    http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmotc/rpow/Pages/default.aspx
     
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    flieger83 Super Moderator 10-Year Member

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    Had the great honor to meet Col Thorsness when I was a cadet...a very humble, friendly gent.

    VERY typical of the MOH recipients I've had the honor to meet or know.

    "A Toast..."

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
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    raimius 10-Year Member

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    A toast