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Vet Flies in P-51 on Memorial Day
Memorial Day Flight in an RV8 P51 Mustang Scheme Aircraft -- From source: "This is a 3-minute aviation film documenting a Memorial Day flight in honor of Sgt. Michael P. McCabe, USMC (Retired). We call him Sergeant Major (Highest USMC non-commissioned rank), but he was actually a private in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He served in a Tank Battalion and served his entire tour of duty in combat in the jungles of Vietnam. He returned from the war and joined the Ontario County Sheriff's Office, and served three more decades in law enforcement. He was my sergeant and he loves to fly. So, taking him up on Memorial Day 2013 is what I can do for him to thank him for all his service. Semper Fi Sergeant Major!"