Armed Forces: Down in Thanh Hoa

As a 22-year Air Force veteran and an eight-MIG jet ace in Korea, Lieut.Colonel James Robinson Risner, 40, was the archetype of the professional who until recently has borne the brunt of the U.S. military effort in Viet Nam.

In the months since he was the subject for TIMES'S cover story (April 23) on the American fighting man, Risner, commanding officer of the 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron ("The Fighting Cocks"), led scores of air strikes over North Viet Nam and was called back to the Pentagon briefly to receive the Air Force Cross for heroism. After the ceremony, Air...

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