Thanks for your service

Col. Jeffrey King, Robins’ installation and 78th Air Base Wing commander, greets John Barrett, Army veteran, during a reception at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Ga., Aug. 21. Barrett – a private first class during the war -- received a Purple Heart and Silver Star after being wounded in action and taken as a prisoner of war during World War II. The reception honored veterans who served aboard B-17s and celebrated the arrival of a B-17 Flying Fortress which will be displayed at the museum. The engines, wings and tail section of the aircraft -- which arrived a day earlier -- were on display during the reception. At the event, several B-17 crew members shared their memories of the aircraft with nearly 200 attendees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton)

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