Salem man honors Vietnam pilot: ‘He’s not coming home, but his memory is’

Fred Thompson purchased a limited-edition print by aviation artist Joe Kline that depicts a UH-1 Huey helicopter making an extraction of a Special Forces team operating “over the fence” during the Vietnam War. Thompson had it signed and customized with hand-painted aircraft markings, a red diamond on the tail boom representing the 101st Airborne Division and the serial number 15255 on the vertical fin.

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