Allyssa Williams learns how to tie a handkerchief parachute to a candy bar from Retired Col. Gail Halvorsen March 22 at Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico. Colonel Halvorsen, also known as the Berlin Candy Bomber, flew C-54s during the Berlin Airlift and parachuted candy to children from his airplane. Allyssa, 9, is a Ramey School third grader. Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen is located at what used to be Ramey Air Force Base, which closed in 1973. Approximately 500 visitors got a firsthand look at today's military members and equipment in Puerto Rico, and to see an historic C-54 cargo plane used during the Berlin Airlift.
U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ben Gonzales
November 4, 2012
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