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Casey Weinstein - 2018 Ohio House of Representatives District 37

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 PO Box 874, Hudson, OH 44236

PHONE:

  (234) 738-1326

On this Memorial Day, I honor and remember a man I’ve never met, yet have looked up to my entire adult life.

At the Air Force Academy, I lived in Sijan Hall for my entire 4 years. I wanted to learn more about our namesake, so as a fourth-class (freshman) Cadet I read ‘Into the Mouth of the Cat’, a book that detailed his story.

Lance Sijan was an Air Force Academy graduate. After graduation, he was assigned to fly F-4 Phantoms in Vietnam. On his 52nd combat mission, he had to eject, and was knocked unconscious in the process. In reach of rescue, Sijan refused support from PJs in a nearby helicopter, fearing he would put them in danger.

Despite sustaining massive injuries in his ejection rendering him unable to walk, Sijan evaded enemy forces for 46 days. He was eventually captured - and tortured - but gave up no information other than was required by the Geneva Conventions. He escaped once, but was recaptured and sadly died as a POW. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

Captain Sijan’s story stays with me today, reminding me of the unfathomable sacrifice so many have made for us. We truly are the land of the free, because of the brave. 🇺🇸

Who do you think of on Memorial Day? Please - let’s honor them by sharing their stories (and pictures) in the comments.
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