Rescue of Roger Locher

Air Force pilot Roger Locher was shot down over North Vietnam in 1972 and managed to evade capture for 22 days before finally making contact with other Air Force pilots. Brigadier General Steve Ritchie tells this amazing story of the rescue of Roger Locher and ties it into a wonderful message about business, communication, and teamwork. Brig. Gen. Ritchie was the only U.S. Air Force Pilot Ace of the Vietnam War. He shot down two MIGs in one encounter and flew 339 combat missions totaling more than 800 flying hours. Ritchie was also one of the most highly decorated pilots of the war, having received the Air Force Cross, four Silver Stars, 10 Distinguished Flying Crosses and 25 Air Medals.