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The legacy of sacrifice
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 Thunderchief for the 421st Tactical Fighter Squadron, left behind his wife, Marian, a 7-year-old daughter, Tracy, and a 4-year-old son, Chris. (Courtesy photo/Marian Balcom Pratt)

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Photo by: Courtesy photo/Marian Balcom Pratt |  VIRIN: 140418-F-TG070-002.JPG