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Sunday, September 19, 2021:  Open House at Camp Ripley, 25 miles south of Brainerd.
Lots of hardware on display including this CH-47 Chinook.  Mark remembers those from his days in Vietnam.
Plenty of equipment for a youngsters to try a hand at.  Good thing it wasn't loaded!

A Lockheed C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft.  It is capable of lifting 40,000 pounds, that is 20 tons!

Helicopters, including this BlackHawk, where a big crowd draw.

This young guy is dreaming of flying a helicopter someday.

A band played preceeding a jet flyover and ceremony.
Native American men and women servicemembers were honored this day.

Mark was seen in this Army Jeep, just like the old days.

Quote of the day:    Great to see the hardware they are using today.  Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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