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The Greatest Fighter Pilot in American History, Dick Bong

The Greatest Fighter Pilot in American History, Dick Bong

Update: 2022-08-08
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On this episode of Our American Stories, after the United States pulled out of Vietnam, their allies in Indochina were all alone. Faced with the prospect of slavery, torture, and death at the hands of the Communists they fought against, many asked to be resettled in the United States.  Robert Ray, the governor of Iowa, stepped up. Here again with his reoccurring series is Andrew Thompson as he continues to share another slice from his ultimate guide to understanding these baffling mini mysteries of the English language. Richard “Dick” Bong was a hero in an era of heroes. Here’s the History Guy with the story.


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Time Codes:


00:00 - Robert Ray: "The Good Governor"


23:00 -  “Knock on Wood & Kick the Bucket” and the Wonderful Origins of Everyday Expressions (Pt. 11)


35:00 - Dick Bong, Ace of Aces: The Greatest Fighter Pilot in American History (History Guy)

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The Greatest Fighter Pilot in American History, Dick Bong

The Greatest Fighter Pilot in American History, Dick Bong

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