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Photo: January 21, 1991 - Behind Enemy Lines

Posted By Blackfive • [January 21, 2014]

1521270_10152209837231303_1741827755_nThis rescue photo is of the first save of Desert Storm that took place today in 1991. An MH-53J from the 20th Special Operations Squadron, piloted by Capt. Thomas Trask, rescued a downed USN F-14 pilot, Lt. Devon Jones, 130 miles into Iraq. This was the first combat rescue behind enemy lines since Vietnam.  Photo via USAF Special Operations Command.

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