[CHRISTMAS DAY FEATURE] Documentary convinces Prescott’s silent veteran to speak

Duncan Wilmore was a fighter pilot in Vietnam. /Courtesy photo

Pilot was part of the Christmas bombings in Vietnam

By Nanci Hutson | The Daily Courier

For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this year, retired United States Air Force colonel and Vietnam War fighter pilot Duncan Wilmore and his wife, Lisa, will travel to California to savor seasonal joy with their family.

“We’re going to be grandparents for Christmas,” Wilmore said with a smile of spending time with one of their four children and two of their four grandchildren, aged 6 and 3. “Christmas is going to be fun.”

For certain, it will be a far cry from the 12 day Christmas bombing mission Wilmore and his fellow fighter pilots participated in over North Vietnam 45 years ago, a final push by the United States government to force North Vietnam to participate in peace talks necessary to end the U.S. involvement in the war.


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