Near Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
— 1957 - 1983 —
Flying out of U-Tapao Royal Thai Naval Airfield in Southern Thailand, the crew of “Diamond Lil” shot down a MIG northeast of Hanoi during “Linebacker II” action on Christmas Eve, 1972.
Erected 1984 by General Bennie L. Davis, CINSAC.
Location. 39° 1.279′ N, 104° 51.035′ W. Marker is near Colorado Springs, Colorado, in El Paso County. Marker is at the intersection of North Gate Boulevard and Stadium Boulevard, on the left when traveling west on North Gate Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: USAF Academy CO 80840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. United States Air Force Academy (approx. 3.6 miles away); Old Stone Fort (approx. 5½ miles away); Welcome to Garden of the Gods Park A Priceless Gift (approx. 9.9 miles away); O Beautiful For Spacious Skies... (approx. 9.9 miles away); Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site (approx. 10 miles away); The Garden of the Gods (approx. 10 miles away); a different marker also named A Priceless Gift (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colorado Springs.
Categories. • Air & Space • War, Cold • War, Vietnam •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,199 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 7, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.