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Capt. Ralph Balcom smiles in a picture taken by his wife the morning he left home to serve in the Vietnam War. Balcom, who flew an F-105 Thud in the 421st Tactical Fighter Squadron, left behind his wife, Marian, a 7-year-old daughter, Tracy, and a 4-year-old son, Chris. (Photo courtesy of Marian Balcom Pratt)
140418-F-TG070-005.JPG Photo By: Staff Sgt. Jake Barreiro

Apr 21, 2014
OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea - Capt. Ralph Balcom smiles in a picture taken by his wife the morning he left home to serve in the Vietnam War. Balcom, who flew an F-105 Thud in the 421st Tactical Fighter Squadron, left behind his wife, Marian, a 7-year-old daughter, Tracy, and a 4-year-old son, Chris. (Photo courtesy of Marian Balcom Pratt)


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