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Air Force’s last serving POW retires

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“I thought to myself ‘this is it – I’m a dead man.’”

As Lt. Col. Rob Sweet, the last serving Air Force prisoner of war, approached retirement on June 6, he recalled the moment during Operation Desert Storm when his A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft was shot down by enemy forces southwest of Basra, Iraq.

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MEDAL OF HONOR SOUGHT FOR A-10 PILOT WHO WAS SHOT DOWN AND KILLED IN HIS HOG DURING OPERATION DESERT STORM WHILE TRYING TO SAVE HIS WINGMAN WHO WAS ALSO SHOT DOWN BY THE IRAQIS

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The Chief of Staff of the Florida Air National Guard, Brigadier Gen. Jim Demarest, is starting a campaign to award the Medal of Honor to the late Capt. Stephen Phillis, Alert5 says.

Jim met Stephen Phillis at the academy. Together, they shared a bond over boxing, both being left-handed- or southpaws.

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In House Warrior: Knowing a Hero When You See One – Brig. Gen. James Demarest, the Chief of Staff for the Florida Air National Guard Speaks With Host Richard Levick of LEVICK

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Knowing a Hero When You See One: Brig. Gen. James T. Demarest, the Chief of Staff for the Florida Air National Guard and a former JAG officer, speaks with host Richard Levick of LEVICK about leadership, including lessons from his book Joint Force Leadership and his mission to have the Medal of Honor awarded to fighter pilot Stephen Phillis, a remarkable story of courage and self-sacrifice. Please click here to find out more.