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Chuck_Older
12-23-2006, 03:34 AM
On December 23rd 1941 my aviation Hero, Charles Older, engaged the Japanese for the first time in aerial combat over Burma

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Chuck_Older/co.jpg

Older had been commissioned as a Naval Aviator on April 1, 1940, and by 1941 had volunteered to resign his commission in the USMC, to go to the other side of the world, flying for a Company called Central Aircraft Manufacturing Co., with a group called the American Volunteer Group

He became the third highest scoring AVG ace, and when the Flying Tigers disbanded, he became a fighter pilot in the US Army, where he further distinguished himself as a P-51 pilot

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Chuck_Older/c_older.jpg

He was recalled to active duty for the Korean conflict, in which he was a Marauder pilot

His military decorations included the Distinguished Flying Cross with two Oak Leaf clusters, The British Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, two Chinese Air Force Medals, and two Chinese Order of the White Cloud Banners.

After his military career, Older began to study law, eventually becoming a Judge, admitted to all US Federal Courts. During this time, he presided over one of the most famous trials of all time, the People vs. Charles Manson

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Chuck_Older/charlesHOlder-780524.jpg

In June 2006, Charles H. Older died after suffering complications from a fall at the age of 88. He was a pilot, a Patriot, and a Judge among many other things, but most of all he was a servant of Justice all his life

Because of this, I am retiring this username on this, the anniversary of his first aerial combat. I have come to regret the use of his name in truth, because although I had chosen it out of a desire to pay my own little homage to the man, it became awkward to use and it made me feel embarrassed and guilty at times. In no way did I ever intend to show disrespect to or ignorance of Older's actions or legacy

So after today, I am requesting that this name be retired. My name is Chris, and I'm not going anywhere http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Chuck_Older/Jimmychamp.jpg
Flower of Scotland, will we see your like again?

Chuck_Older
12-23-2006, 03:34 AM
On December 23rd 1941 my aviation Hero, Charles Older, engaged the Japanese for the first time in aerial combat over Burma

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Chuck_Older/co.jpg

Older had been commissioned as a Naval Aviator on April 1, 1940, and by 1941 had volunteered to resign his commission in the USMC, to go to the other side of the world, flying for a Company called Central Aircraft Manufacturing Co., with a group called the American Volunteer Group

He became the third highest scoring AVG ace, and when the Flying Tigers disbanded, he became a fighter pilot in the US Army, where he further distinguished himself as a P-51 pilot

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Chuck_Older/c_older.jpg

He was recalled to active duty for the Korean conflict, in which he was a Marauder pilot

His military decorations included the Distinguished Flying Cross with two Oak Leaf clusters, The British Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, two Chinese Air Force Medals, and two Chinese Order of the White Cloud Banners.

After his military career, Older began to study law, eventually becoming a Judge, admitted to all US Federal Courts. During this time, he presided over one of the most famous trials of all time, the People vs. Charles Manson

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Chuck_Older/charlesHOlder-780524.jpg

In June 2006, Charles H. Older died after suffering complications from a fall at the age of 88. He was a pilot, a Patriot, and a Judge among many other things, but most of all he was a servant of Justice all his life

Because of this, I am retiring this username on this, the anniversary of his first aerial combat. I have come to regret the use of his name in truth, because although I had chosen it out of a desire to pay my own little homage to the man, it became awkward to use and it made me feel embarrassed and guilty at times. In no way did I ever intend to show disrespect to or ignorance of Older's actions or legacy

So after today, I am requesting that this name be retired. My name is Chris, and I'm not going anywhere http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Chuck_Older/Oldertribute.jpg <div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Chuck_Older/Jimmychamp.jpg
Flower of Scotland, will we see your like again?