23 Aug '13, 6pm

Restoration reunites vet with 'Ghost Rider' plane: A local Vietnam veteran returned home unharmed de... #airforce

MARIETTA, GA. — A local Vietnam veteran returned home unharmed decades ago, and now a specially modified plane he flew over southeast Asia is being repaired and put on display down the street from where it was originally built. The almost 100-foot-long metal hull of the C-130 Hercules gunship has been placed on exhibit at the Aviation Wing of the Marietta Museum of History. That’s less than a half-mile from where it rolled off the assembly line in 1955 at what’s now Lockheed Martin — just the 10th C-130 ever built at the mammoth plant. Marietta Museum of History founder Dan Cox said the plane is on long-term loan from the Air Force, with 99 percent of the restoration being done by volunteers using donated equipment. On a recent day, the wings — which span more than 44 yards — were reattached to the AC-130A Spectre gunship after having been removed for towing from where it ...

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