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By Andi Bourne

Humor is the Balance

Retired Lt. Col. George Frasca Reflects on more than 20 Years of Service


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. George Frasca proudly holds his flight helmet from the 64th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. Frasca served in the Air Force for 23 years, flew 246 combat missions in Vietnam and earned 19 air metals and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

SEELEY LAKE - After more than a year and a half of being gently asked, Seeley Lake resident George Frasca reluctantly agreed to an interview about his 23 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. Frasca worked as a controller, target pilot, fighter pilot and trainer. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1979 after flying 246 combat missions in Vietnam, serving in Iceland for two different remote tours and being awarded 19 air medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) for a group of missions he completed in Vietnam.

During the recent interview he sprinkled stories about his military car...

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