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Korean War veteran speaks to Airman at Rosecrans

Lt. Col. Dale H. Hueske (retired), a Nebraska native and Korean War veteran, spoke to Airmen of the 139th Operations Group Sept. 10, 2016 at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base in St. Joseph, Mo. (Courtesy photo)

Lt. Col. Dale H. Hueske (retired), a Nebraska native and Korean War veteran, spoke to Airmen of the 139th Operations Group Sept. 10, 2016 at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base in St. Joseph, Mo. (Courtesy photo)

Lt. Col. Dale H. Hueske (retired), a Nebraska native and Korean War veteran, spoke to Airmen of the 139th Operations Group Sept. 10, 2016 at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base in St. Joseph, Mo. (Courtesy photo)

Lt. Col. Dale H. Hueske (retired), a Nebraska native and Korean War veteran, spoke to Airmen of the 139th Operations Group Sept. 10, 2016 at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base in St. Joseph, Mo. (Courtesy photo)

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Lt. Col. Dale H. Hueske, a Nebraska native and Korean War veteran, spoke to Airmen of the 139th Operations Group this morning at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base in St. Joseph. 

Hueske recounted his time at flight school, his time in the Korean War and how everything has changed.  He recounted bombing bridges in Korea, how intelligence has changed and friends he has lost. 

Hueske is 87 years old and lives in St. Joseph.  After five years of active duty he entered the Nebraska Air National Guard and was there for another 20 years. 
After his questions and answers session, Hueske went out to a flight simulator, the Multi-Mission Crew Trainer. 

139th Operations Group commander, Lt. Col. John Cluck, acted as host and master of ceremonies for the session. Cluck presented Hueske with a 139th Airlift Wing coin for his service and for speaking to the Airmen. 

The visit from Hueske was part of an effort to bring local veterans in to share their experiences with younger Airmen, so that old lessons and history will not be forgotten.  Cluck plans to invite more veteran aviators in the future to come and speak.