WHAT PILOTS SEE WHEN LANDING AT OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE/Richard Rumick

 

Thank God for farmers with an abundance of land and time on their hands!!!

Most of the people who see this also agrees!!!

Contributed by: Dan Sorkin

This is just south of Omaha, NE. on Hwy 75 south. A farmer does it with his tractor and not sure if he uses a plow or a disc He uses GPS to get the letters readable. He has done this every fall for several years now.Here’s the view from the flight pattern into OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE ( Bellevue , NE just south of Omaha ). This is what our servicemen see when landing at Offutt AFB. Hat tip to the Bellevue farmer who made it happen!  

 

 
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13 Responses to WHAT PILOTS SEE WHEN LANDING AT OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE/Richard Rumick

  1. Norman says:

    It is nice that it had to be in the 21st C. that our service personnel could be thanked in such a grand fashion. When I landed in CA I was not greeted with such affection, but with that more closely associated with the Westboro Baptist Church (sic). Walking through the terminal I felt as though I was in a foreign Muslim country, unappreciated. If only they knew what I had to do daily as my office-work assignment – type on a mechanical Royal with spool-ribbon in carbon-paper triplicate (white, green & yellow) in 125-degree weather with an over-head fan which re-located the dirt wherever — “Letters of Sympathy and Condolence to Families of Missing- and Killed-in-Action” – My office had 10 days to dispatch this from the time of its arrival to dispatch. Today I have people in their 20’s to 50’s who talk to me over the phone as though I am some miscreant child – I do wish I could slap them into another time-zone ! I finally told some jerk 28 Mar 11 that I was a Viet Nam Veteran and deserved more respect! He simply hung up on me! (I’m currently 67)

    • toothelf says:

      God bless you for your service. My father spent several tours voluntary in Vietnam. My husband spent two tours as a medic – air rescure in country. All of you vets from that time were not respected and properly thanked. The person who hung-up on you just maybe he thought about your exchange with him ater and “woke-up.” I for one thank you for all you gave during that time and apperantly you are still giving. We would not have our freedom we take so lightly if not for heros like you.

    • Fred DuSell says:

      Thank you for your honorable service veteran !! From 58 old retired firefighter.

    • Bette and Arthur Hayes says:

      How sad you weren’t honored in a befitting manner. May God truly bless you and a sincere thank you for your service. We who love you for what you did in the military aren’t as vocal as those with poison in their hearts, unfortunately. Loving thoughts and hugs to you.

    • meadowlark says:

      Thank you for your service Norman. It is a shame that people today have forgotten their manners and civility. All of us who know that service personnel are near would gladly do most anything for them and this includes you. Remember, we know why your served and are serving and appreciate your contributions. No matter where you work a person will encounter people like those you speak of. Just remember, you are appreciated.

    • Norman, please accept this small token of appreciation from myself and my active-duty, soldier husband. When he travels in uniform, he is always approached and thanked for his service, and he ALWAYS says this “If you really appreciate our service, please never miss the opportunity to thank a Viet Nam vet……they are the real heroes.” I hope this helps in a small way to compensate for the jerks.

  2. Dorothy says:

    Sorry we weren’t there to greet you, Norman. We hope to be waiting at the hangar with his wife and babies when our grandson comes home from Afghanistan in June. I hope we have at least learned how to treat those who serve and to be grateful for our freedom. Thank you for your service. With respect, Dottie

  3. Jan says:

    Does anyone have a verification link for this story. Farmer name? Local news link?

    Thank you.

  4. Shirley says:

    Thank you for honoring those who have served so bravely to protect our freedom. I thank those who have served and those serving now for all the sacrifices they have made or make to insure the freedoms we enjoy today.
    May God bless and protect all of you.
    Love,
    Shirley

  5. launcelot says:

    Honored even just to read your words. :20 year vet from Canada.
    Respect to you brother.

  6. Cynthia says:

    Truly a warm welcoming home….not like those that dealt with Jane Fonda and the Oakland Airport. My salute to you Norman and other service members. Korea and VN veterans were discarded…..but not forgotten by many. It is because of you and others like yourself that prompted me to enlist when I was 16. You have made an impact and have paid your price. Thank you USA/SFC/Combat Medically Retired

  7. Uga Dano says:

    It’s true! You can pull up google earth some times and get it, but RIGHT NOW Mapquest satellite picture shows the faint image left of his latest slogan before the sat picture was taken. The field is northwest of the large runway. It said, “GOD BLESS OUR HEROES!” It is paid for by Walmart Supercenter in Bellevue according to http://www.snopes.com/photos/patriotic/offutt.asp 8-27-2011

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