AWESOME “ANGEL FLIGHT.” This video is about a song called “Angel Flight.” The song is being performed with “effects.” Listen to the words of the pilot and the tower remix, and make sure you sit quietly and listen at the very end.
It has 2 ½ Million views so far, and I hope you enjoy it. You will understand why one of the singers said he would be glad to help with the song…..if he could stop crying. One viewer said:
“This Radney Foster rendition of “Angel Flight” is so profound and is so nobly made — and about a sacrifice that demonstrates no greater love and no greater honor — that it must have been inspired by the care and compassion of God Himself for those who truly gave all … and for those of us who miss them still and will never forget. Never.”
The song has a special meaning for me, when it mentions “Fort Worth town.” Back in the Day my best friend, Captain Langford C. Metzger, flew C-130s, including the early AC-130 Spectre Gunships. For a time, our lives overlapped. Lang was often on the lead USAF crews to test new weapons systems that I was working on, so from New Hampshire to Texas we’d wind up in the same places.
I worked for defense contractors in the Dallas, Texas area for a time. Sometimes, Lang would call out of the blue and say he was passing though. I would drive over to Carswell AFB in Fort Worth to pick him up when he had an overnight or a weekend layover. My Thriller novels are dedicated to him. Lang came home, but he did not survive Vietnam.
This is beautiful. God bless our Vets!
To learn more about the Spectres and the heroes that fly them, here is a link to a Memorial website. Originally I helped Lang’s daughter set this site up, but it is now hosted by the Spectre Association to honor him.
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