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Sijan documentary tells harrowing story of USAFA’s only Medal of Honor Recipient

  • November 15, 2018
Sijan documentary tells harrowing story of USAFA’s only Medal of Honor Recipient

Its a heroic story of survival and sacrifice. Air Force fighter pilot Lance Sijan is the only graduate of the United States Air Force Academy to ever receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. It was awarded posthumously after Sijan died in a POW camp in Vietnam. His sister Janine has produced a documentary film about her brother’s life in hopes of sharing his story of courage as inspiration. Sijan was flying a combat mission on November 9, 1967, when one of the bombs he was carrying detonated before being released from his jet. He ejected but was seriously injured. “He had a compound...

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