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The Candy Bomber is honored by having a building named after him at JB Charleston, SC. Soundbite includes Col. (Ret) Gail Halvorsen. Produced by A1C Eric Mann and Hosted by SrA. Alina Richard. Also available in High Definition.


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This work, Air Force Report: Candy Bomber Honored, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.20.2012

Date Posted:06.23.2012 3:56AM

Category:Newscasts

Video ID:147356

VIRIN:120620-F-#####-001

Filename:DOD_100424332

Length:00:01:02

Location:JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, SC, USGlobe

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