Col. C.E. “Bud” Anderson, World War II Triple Ace & Other Distinguished Veterans, To Speak at Air Force Museum

Dayton, OH – October 16, 2014:  History will come alive as military heroes from D-Day through Vietnam are celebrated on the Air Force Museum Theatre’s giant screen with five films and several distinguished presenters taking the stage to speak of their experiences.  Reel Stuff Salute To Heroes will take place on November 8, 2014 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The day will begin at noon with the movie Living History, presented by Ron Kaplan, founder of Reel Stuff Aviation Resource LLC. Donald Jakeway, a World War II (WWII) 82nd Airborne paratrooper who jumped on D-Day and at Martin Beach, will then share his experiences. A showing of D-Day: Normandy 1944 will follow his comments to conclude this segment of the schedule. Next on the schedule at 3 p.m. is To Fly and Fight: An American Life – a biopic of the life of Col. C.E. “Bud” Anderson and the first episode of the “Voices of Valor” series. Last month, that series earned Sleeping Dog Productions writer/director Jon Tennyson and producer/director of cinematography Scott Guyette the 12th Annual Combs Gates Award presented by the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Tennyson will introduce the film, followed by Col. Anderson speaking about his 30 years of service. Col. Anderson will sign autographs in the theatre after the presentation, and his autobiography, To Fly and Fight: Memoirs of a Triple Ace, will be available for sale. Anderson’s career spans from WWII through the Vietnam War, which is the subject of the day’s fourth film. The salute continues with In the Shadow of the Blade at 5 p.m. , CW2 (Ret) James E. Miller, who served with the 336th Assault Helicopter Company in Soc Trang, Vietnam flying the UH-1D Huey speaking of his experience. The Salute to Heroes will conclude with a 7:30 p.m. screening of the 1987 film Good Morning Vietnam. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet these Veteran heroes, see their stories on the largest screen in Southwest Ohio, and hear their personal experiences in the world’s largest military aviation museum — the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Tickets and passes are available by emailing or by calling (937) 253-4629. General admission tickets for individual screenings are $8-$15 per person. Full-day passes, good for all screenings, are also available for $35. For more information, visit

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