REEL STUFF® SALUTE TO HEROES, FEATURING MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT MAJ. GEN. (RET.) PATRICK BRADY, SET FOR NOV. 7 AT AIR FORCE MUSEUM THEATRE

Dayton, OH – Oct 21, 2015: This year’s Salute to Heroes at the Air Force Museum Theatre will be an entire day of veterans’ stories brought to the big screen along with distinguished speakers.  Heroes from the Vietnam era will be the focus of the Salute this year, but the audience will also hear from veterans of other conflicts, such as R.A. “Bob” Hoover, David Lee “Tex” Hill and other combat aviators featured in the first segment of the day, a film titled In Their Own Words.

Flying on Demand, a new premiere website for veterans with stories and all things aviation created and introduced by Jon Tennyson and Scott Guyette of Sleeping Dog Productions, will open the Salute at 11 a.m.   Following that, accomplished aviator Connie Bowlin will speak about Warbirds in Review, a program she and her late husband, Ed Bowlin, founded in 2001.  History, through the legendary wartime aircraft and pride of the heroic veterans who flew them, comes alive every year at EAA AirVenture with the popular Warbirds in Review program.    For the first time, Warbirds in Review will bring this rich history to the big screen.  Screenings of In Their Own Words and Warbirds in Review will conclude the Salute’s first segment. Please note unfortunately Connie Bowlin is ill and unable to fly- we are disappointed that she is unable to attend and wish her a speedy recovery.

Medal of Honor Recipient, MGEN Patrick H. Brady to speak to students from Piqua High School at the Air Force Museum Theatre. 

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WHAT: Piqua was home to Airman First Class Pitsenbarger, who distinguished himself by extreme valor on 11 April 1966 near Cam My, Republic of Vietnam, while assigned as a Pararescue Crew Member, Detachment 6, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron. Airman Pitsenbarger was awarded the Medal of Honor, posthumous, for the bravery he demonstrated in Vietnam. Pitsenbarger did not get the opportunity to return, so, General Brady also served in Vietnam, as a DUSTOFF pilot, he will speak to the Piqua students about the Medal of Honor, service and sacrifice.

WHERE: Air Force Museum Theatre at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

WHEN: Friday, Nov 6, 2015 at 10 a.m. – Media is welcome to attend this event and if interested in setting up specific time for an interview or additional press information please contact Mary Bruggeman at 937-656-9623 or mbruggeman@afmuseum.com. or Ron Kaplan at 937-212-8847 or RKaplan@NationalAviation.org