Keeping the fallen alive: a good luck charm’s legacy
Col. Mark Baran, 22nd Air Refueling Wing vice commander, boards a KC-46 Pegasus before flight May 19, 2020 at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Throughout Baran’s career he has worn the memorial bracelet for luck. He honors Lt. Col. Fredric M. Mellory, Missing in Action Vietnam pilot, and plans to send the bracelet to Mellory’s family when he hangs up his flight suit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michaela Slanchik)

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Photo by: Senior Airman Michaela R. Slanchik |  VIRIN: 200519-F-VN530-006.JPG