WACO Adult Lecture Speaker – Vietnam Veteran Jack Mecham will share his experiences of CIA missions flown during the war
The WACO Air Museum will host guest speaker Jack Mecham on Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. He is a 20-year Air Force veteran who logged more than 12,100 flying hours on 20 different aircraft including the SR-71. During his tour of duty in Vietnam, he was solely responsible for planning and issuing frag orders for the missions flown by the 20th Helicopter Squadron. Additionally, he flew more than 100 combat missions, mostly in support of top secret CIA operations in Laos, Cambodia, and North Vietnam. Mr. Mecham will share his experiences, as well as, explain the origin of the “Black Mariah” helicopter that now resides in the National Museum of the Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be available. The WACO Air Museum is located at 1865 S. County Road 25A, Troy, OH. For more information, call 937-335-9226 or e-mail LCDir@wacoairmuseum.org.
Photo courtesy of Springfield New-Sun: Bill Lackey