Day: April 16, 2017

Mel Swanson Day

Lt Col Melvin G. “Mel” Swanson passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017.  Mel was a Firefly in early 1970 before being assigned to command 56th SOW Operating Location Alpha Alpha (OLAA) at Danang AB, RVN.  Known to many as the “Spad Dad”, Mel led the small unit in highly classified missions supporting Special Forces reconnaissance […]

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