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Photo of Terrell Jones.

Terrell Jones learned to fly an aircraft during his military training, and emphasized that it was his enjoyment of flying that kept him in the military before and during the Vietnam War.  He recalled how demanding it was flying a C-130 in and out of Vietnam from his station in the Philippines, but said he liked the demands and challenges as well as the close association with other military people.

One question remains after all these years, he lamented.  "Why weren't we allowed to win?"  From Terrell's point of view the U. S. army had all the equipment and know how to make the war short and victorious, and he never understood why the military leaders at the time "wouldn't allow us to win."

After the war, Terrell had a career flying commercial international and domestic passenger aircraft.

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