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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

AF Flight Surgeon Makes Mark During Historic Space Flight

Maj. (Dr.) Vance H. Marchbanks Jr. interviewing 1st Lt. Felix J. Kirkpatrick.

DOD News .. Written on February 16, 2012 at 12:31 pm by jtozer

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – The American public remembers John Glenn for his solo orbit around Earth. They remember Neil Armstrong for his walk on the moon.

But few remember how Col. (Dr.) Vance H. Marchbanks Jr., one of the first black flight surgeons in the Army and the first in the Air Force, made it possible for them and all other astronauts to complete their historic journeys.

You can read the whole story here: AF Flight Surgeon Makes Mark During Historic Space Flight

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