logo

Man Complains about Military Aircraft Flying over the Area He Lives In

Rebelander Basilan
Apr 03, 2019
06:08 A.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

The man who lived in the area of west Phoenix complained about the noise the planes from a base make.

Advertisement

Although the Luke Air Force Base was there long before all those people moved nearby, the residents tend to complain about the military planes flying through the area where they lived.

Advertisement

One day, one of the residents decided to write a letter of complaint to the base.

"Whom do we thank for the morning air show? Last Wednesday, at precisely 9:11 A.M, a tight formation of four F-16 jets made a low pass over Arrowhead Mall, continuing west over Bell Road at approximately 500 feet," the man wrote.

He added: "Imagine our good fortune! Do the Tom Cruise-wannabes feel we need this wake-up call or were they trying to impress the cashiers at Mervyn’s early bird special? Any response would be appreciated."

Advertisement

One of the lieutenant colonels from Luke Air Force Base responded.

"Regarding ‘A wake-up call from Luke’s jets’ On June 15, at precisely 9:12 a.m., a perfectly timed four-ship fly by of F-16s from the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base flew over the grave of Capt. Jeremy Fresques. Capt. Fresques was an Air Force officer who was previously stationed at Luke Air Force Base and was killed in Iraq on May 30, Memorial Day," he wrote.

"At 9 a.m. on June 15, his family and friends gathered at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City to mourn the loss of a husband, son, and friend. Based on the letter writer’s recount of the fly by, and because of the jet noise, I’m sure you didn’t hear the 21-gun salute, the playing of taps, or my words to the widow and parents of Capt. Fresques as I gave them their son’s flag on behalf of the President of the United States and all those veterans and servicemen and women who understand the sacrifices they have endured."

Advertisement
Four soldiers carrying rifles near helicopter | Photo: Pexels

Four soldiers carrying rifles near helicopter | Photo: Pexels

The lieutenant colonel added: "A four-ship flyby is a display of respect the Air Force gives to those who give their lives in defense of freedom. We are professional aviators and take our jobs seriously, and on June 15 what the letter writer witnessed was four officers lining up to pay their ultimate respects."

Advertisement

"The letter writer asks, ‘Whom do we thank for the morning air show?' The 56th Fighter Wing will make the call for you, and forward your thanks to the widow and parents of Capt Fresques, and thank them for you, for it was in their honor that my pilots flew the most honorable formation of their lives."

He finished: "Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you. Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom."

The lieutenant colonel's appropriate response surely got the man thinking! Did you enjoy this story? Click here for more.

Source: Bored Daddy

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

On Mother’s Day, Poor Woman Struggling to Feed Her Kids Receives $200K from Unknown Jake Reid — Story of the Day

May 10, 2022

4 Friends Promise to Meet in 40 Years, 3 Men Show Up and Find Note Saying, 'I'm Not Coming' – Story of the Day

January 31, 2022

Young Man Who Never Knew His Parents Pushes Father Away, Learns about His Will Months Later – Story of the Day

March 10, 2022

Stepson Mocked by Adoptive Parents & Their Children Finds Letters They Hid from Him – Story of the Day

March 12, 2022

Woman Finds Old Army Token in the Sand on the Beach and Rushes to Seek the Owner — Story of the Day

May 15, 2022

Man Waits for Son He Has Not Seen in Years at the Airport, Does Not Find Boy among Passengers – Story of the Day

April 29, 2022

Millionaire Mocks Poor Woman with 3 Kids on Business Class Flight until Pilot Interrupts Him — Story of the Day

February 06, 2022

13 Years after Son Dies, Woman Gets Letter from Boy Who Calls Her 'Mom' and Invites Her to Prom — Story of the Day

January 27, 2022

Man Drags Friend on Wheelchair to Top of Mountain So He Can Scatter His Wife’s Ashes – Story of the Day

May 23, 2022

Man Stumbles upon a Headstone in the Woods and Sees His Childhood Photo on It – Story of the Day

January 27, 2022

Girl Disappears Day after Grandmother Gifts Her an Extremely Expensive Necklace – Story of the Day

January 31, 2022

Woman Takes Bullet for Stranger’s Son, His Dad Attends Funeral and Meets 9 Crying Kids There — Story of the Day

March 23, 2022

Disabled Orphan Boy Watches Rich Man’s Mansion across the Lake, the Man Sees Him and Approaches – Story of the Day

March 20, 2022

Grieving Old Man Waters 17 Trees Every Day until Mall Owner Decides to Build a Parking Lot There – Story of the Day

April 30, 2022