Heroes Among Us: U.S. Navy Vietnam War Veteran Lt. Julian Harper


CONFIRM THAT WAS AN UNAUTHORIZED DRONE. FLYING A DRONE OVER A BALLPARK IS A VIOLATION OF FAA REGULATIONS. NOW TO AN ALL NEW HEROES AMONG US. EVERY FRIDAY, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FLORIDA VETERANS WOULD PUT THE SPOTLIGHT ON THOSE THAT HAVE GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY FOR OUR COUNTRY. LIEUTENANT HARPER, WHO GOES BY JULES, SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY FROM 1964 UNTIL 1968. HE SAYS HE JOINED TO BE A NAVAL AVIATOR BECAUSE HE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A PILOT. HE WAS A NUCLEAR DELIVERY PILOT DURING THE COLD WAR AND WAS SENT TO THE MEDITERRANEAN FOR FOUR MONTHS WITH THE ASSIGNMENT OF DROPPING A NUCLEAR BOMB, SHOULD IT BE NEEDED. FROM THERE, HE WAS DEPLOYED TO VIETNAM WHERE HE FLEW 200 MISSIONS. ONE TIME I WAS HIT BY A LARGE BULLET THAT WENT THROUGH THE WING AND IT KNOCKED OFF 5 FEET OF MY WING. NOT KNOWING IF THAT AIRPLANE WAS GOING TO FLY WAS VERY SCARY. I WAS EVEN TURNED UPSIDE DOWN ONE TIME BY A MISSILE THAT BLOW BEHIND ME. I THINK MY MOST HONORABLE THING IS I WAS HELPING TO DEFEND OUR COUNTRY IN A WAY THAT WAS IMPORTANT AT THE TIME. HE WAS RECOGNIZED AT A FLORIDA PANTHERS GAME. HE STOOD UP AND THANKED THOSE AT THE ARENA FOR THE WELL- DESERVED RECOGNITION. ON BEHALF OF THE FLORIDA PANTHERS WE

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