Posted by: Jacqui Murray | May 16, 2012

Wednesday Hero: Capt. Joseph McConnell

Capt. Joseph McConnellCapt. Joseph McConnellU.S. Air Force
32 years old from Dover, New Hampshire
39th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Wing
January 30 1922 – August 25 1954

At the age of 28, Joseph McConnell was considered too old be a jet pilot in Korea, but he wouldn’t let that stop him. He persisted and was assigned to 39th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Wing in 1952 and was credited with shooting down 16 enemy planes in a four month period and became America’s first Triple Jet Ace when he shot down three of those planes in a single day.You Can Read More About Capt. Joseph McConnell here and here.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero.
Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look

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