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Lockbourne Air Force Base

Now known as Rickenbacker International Airport, Lockbourne Air Force Base, just south of Columbus, was a bustling military operation during the Vietnam War. Author Robert Stroup II tells about the cargo plane and heavily armed gunship crews that trained at the base, and Ron Albers discusses piloting the massive KC-135 refueling tankers when Lockbourne units […]

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Columbus and the Vietnam War Part 2

On this episode, we continue the exploration of Columbus’ connections to the Vietnam War. Discover Lockbourne Air Force Base’s (now known as Rickenbacker International Airport) role in the war, and learn about the effects of PTSD and local treatment resources. Then two African-American veterans share their Vietnam experiences, and we’ll introduce you to a Columbus […]

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Columbus and the Vietnam War Part 2 Preview

Next time on Columbus Neighborhoods, we continue the exploration of Columbus’ connections to the Vietnam War. Discover Lockbourne Air Force Base’s (now known as Rickenbacker International Airport) role in the war, and learn about the effects of PTSD and local treatment resources. Then two African-American veterans share their Vietnam experiences, and we’ll introduce you to […]

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