On September 16th 1952, Captain Troy Cope was in a dog fight with six MIG-15s, or at least so he thought, near the border between North Korea and China. It was the Korean War.
Cope’s wingman said he lost visual and radio contact with him. He was never seen again.
There is more to this story, and the powerful display of what it means to LEAVE NO MAN BEHIND… NO MATTER WHERE, WHEN, OR FOR HOW LONG.
Retired Air Force fighter pilot, Lt. General Ralph Jodice, joins the show to share Captain Cope’s story… and these two have a unique connection.
Read more of Captain Cope's story at AF.mil here and from CNN here.
Pictures from the excavation of Captain Cope and parts of his aircraft: