“Smitty” Harris motivates 18-06 with his story
Col. Douglas Gosney, 14th Flying Training Wing commander, and Col. Stan Lawrie, 14th Operations Group Commander, give retired Col. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris, former Vietnam War prisoner of war, a standing ovation after his graduation speech to Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-06 March 9, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Harris spent 2,871 days in Vietnam as a POW after being shot down April 4, 1965.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb)

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