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World War II Vets Honored at UM

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Dozens of community members crowded into a UM Law School classroom today to hear from the veterans, who each shared memories from WWII. 88-year-old Richard Munro, a Montana native was a B-17 tail gunner in the Air Force, who flew in 27 combat missions.

Munro says, "By the time I finished my missions, we had very little opposition from German fighters."

Frank McCauley, who is now 97 years old, was a P-47 flying ace, with 5.5 confirmed air kills. He says he and a comrade were credited with a "half kill" each, after they shot the same enemy plane down at the same time.

2nd Lt. in the Montana Army National Guard, Bradley Jones, says McCauley is one of only two living flying aces in Montana, and he felt honored to meet both men.

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