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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Veterans Corner - Gregory Burns

Burns discusses his time in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era

 

February 2, 2023

Justin Slayton | The Gazette

Local veteran Gregory Burns meets the Gazette staff for an interview, Friday, Jan. 27.

ENDICOTT– Local veteran Gregory Burns, went into the air force after he graduated college in 1966 immediately going to Officer's training.

After officer's training Burns would immediately go into missile crew commander training in Tucson, Arizona at Davis-Monthan air force base. Burns was a Air Force Captain, Missile Crew Commander.

"Basically all we did was tell the missile where it was down to the foot," Burns said, noting that the information was then translated into a computer program that they loaded into the computer to tell it where to go.

Burns explained that there's layers of re...



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