Fulton Airshow Tries to Get Off Ground Thursday

1 decade 2 years 9 months ago Thursday, May 25 2006 May 25, 2006 Thursday, May 25, 2006 4:57:45 PM CDT May 25, 2006 in News
"He really fought the wind, as the smoke showed coming out," explained the American Legion's David Beaver, "and it was just a little too dangerous but I think people responded well."

A Veteran of Foreign Wars member, Tom Maupin, said the day was still a great beginning to a weekend honoring his former comrades.

"We remember those that have served the country and, of course, those who served on foreign soil and didn't make it back," he added. "Those are the real heroes."

The Black Daggers planned to free fall at 120 miles per hour while loaded with 100 pounds of military equipment. Instead, after their 'copter landed, they greeted the crowd that was eagerly waiting to see them.

The group plans to try another free fall Friday in Sedalia. The Black Daggers will also perform during the Salute to Veterans Airshow this Saturday and Sunday at the Columbia Regional Airport.

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