PUNTA GORDA — A gathering of vintage military planes for Warbird Weekend now under way at the Punta Gorda Airport brought back many memories for 80-year-old Henry Kast and his 76-year-old brother, who both retired from careers in the U.S. Air Force.
Henry, for example, pointed to the mock rockets mounted beneath the wing of a big T-28 Texan plane. The rockets reminded him of the ones filled with phosphorus that he once fired into the jungles of Laos and Vietnam to mark enemy supply routes for mortar targeting, as a forward air controller in a small, twin-tailed Cessna O2 Skymaster.
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