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Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Trail points to the crew members of the 1967 Mackay Trophy award mission inscribed on the nose of KC-135 Stratotanker, tail number 60-0329, Oct. 2, 2019, Colorado Springs, CO. Trail and his crew conducted the first-ever tri-plane refueling on 60-0329 earning the award for the most meritorious flight of the year. 60-0329 is currently assigned to the Hawaii Air National Guard 203rd Air Refueling Squadron and was utilized to conduct a flyover above the U.S. Air Force Academy as part of plaque dedication ceremony at the Plaza of Heroes to honor the contributions of U.S. Air Force Academy graduates who served as KC-135 Stratotanker crew members in the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Orlando Corpuz)