Mon, Oct 13, 2008
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news,
though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have
a bearing on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become
future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"I kind of felt like I was going to be looked at as the
one who started the whole thing. I wasn't anxious to have that
Source: Richard Stephen Heyser, retired US Air
Force Lieutenant Colonel and U-2 spy plane pilot who took the first
reconnaissance photos of secret missile launch sites during the
1962 Cuban missile crisis. In a 2005 interview with the Associated
Press, Heyser said that no one was more relieved than he that the
crisis ended peacefully, stating he did not want to go down in
history as the man who started World War III. Heyser died October
6, at a nursing home in Port St. Joe, FL. He was 81.
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