Honoring a legacy of valor with Intelligence Vietnam Veterans

Airmen from the 94th Intelligence Squadron veterans of the 6994th Security Squadron, 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron and guest stand as closing remarks are made during a Baron 52 wreath-laying ceremony May 11, 2016 at Arlington, Va. The ceremony has been held since 1995 to honor the fallen Airmen of the 6994th SS during the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Airmen from the 94th Intelligence Squadron veterans of the 6994th Security Squadron, 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron and guest stand as closing remarks are made during a Baron 52 wreath-laying ceremony May 11, 2016 at Arlington, Va. The ceremony has been held since 1995 to honor the fallen Airmen of the 6994th SS during the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

The 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing honor guard presents the colors during a memorial ceremony for the 6994th Security Squadron as retired Staff Sgt. Richard Yeh renders his salute during a Baron 52 wreath-laying ceremony May 11, 2016 at Arlington, Va. The ceremony has been held since 1995 to honor the fallen Airmen of the 6994th SS during the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

The 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing honor guard presents the colors during a memorial ceremony for the 6994th Security Squadron as retired Staff Sgt. Richard Yeh renders his salute during a Baron 52 wreath-laying ceremony May 11, 2016 at Arlington, Va. The ceremony has been held since 1995 to honor the fallen Airmen of the 6994th SS during the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Retired Chief Master Sgt. Tom Nurre gives a speech about his memories with the 6994th Security Squadron during the Vietnam War at a Baron 52 wreath-laying ceremony May 11, 2016 at Arlington, Va. The 6994th SS ‘Back-enders’ went by a motto of “Unarmed, Alone and Unafraid”, as they flew on an EC-47 unarmed World War II aircraft during the Vietnam War. Their intelligence collecting missions were key to identifying advisories with the use of Airborne Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) equipment in the back of an EC-47. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Retired Chief Master Sgt. Tom Nurre gives a speech about his memories with the 6994th Security Squadron during the Vietnam War at a Baron 52 wreath-laying ceremony May 11, 2016 at Arlington, Va. The 6994th SS ‘Back-enders’ went by a motto of “Unarmed, Alone and Unafraid”, as they flew on an EC-47 unarmed World War II aircraft during the Vietnam War. Their intelligence collecting missions were key to identifying advisories with the use of Airborne Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) equipment in the back of an EC-47. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Lt. Col. Timothy Richardson, 94th Intelligence Squadron commander, gives thanks and a speech about the heritage the 6994th Security Squadron and 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron began in Vietnam during a Baron 52 wreath-laying ceremony May 11, 2016 at Arlington, Va. The 6994th SS ‘Back-enders’ went by a motto of “Unarmed, Alone and Unafraid” as they flew on an EC-47 unarmed World War II aircraft during the Vietnam War. Their intelligence collecting missions were key to identifying advisories with the use of Airborne Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) equipment in the back of an EC-47. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Lt. Col. Timothy Richardson, 94th Intelligence Squadron commander, gives thanks and a speech about the heritage the 6994th Security Squadron and 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron began in Vietnam during a Baron 52 wreath-laying ceremony May 11, 2016 at Arlington, Va. The 6994th SS ‘Back-enders’ went by a motto of “Unarmed, Alone and Unafraid” as they flew on an EC-47 unarmed World War II aircraft during the Vietnam War. Their intelligence collecting missions were key to identifying advisories with the use of Airborne Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) equipment in the back of an EC-47. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Lt. Col. Timothy Richardson, 94th Intelligence Squadron commander, and retired Chief Master Sgt. Tom Nurre pay their respects during a Baron 52 wreath-laying ceremony May 11, 2016 at Arlington, Va. In attendance were several other 6994th Security Squadron “Cougars” and 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron veterans to watch as Nurre and 94th IS laid a wreath next to gravesite 4402. A communal gravesite for the squadrons’ lives lost in Laos during the war. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Lt. Col. Timothy Richardson, 94th Intelligence Squadron commander, and retired Chief Master Sgt. Tom Nurre pay their respects during a Baron 52 wreath-laying ceremony May 11, 2016 at Arlington, Va. In attendance were several other 6994th Security Squadron “Cougars” and 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron veterans to watch as Nurre and 94th IS laid a wreath next to gravesite 4402. A communal gravesite for the squadrons’ lives lost in Laos during the war. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Several 6994th Security Squadron and 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron veterans pay their respects as a wreath is laid during a Baron 52 wreath-laying ceremony May 11, 2016 at Arlington, Va. The 6994th SS ‘Back-enders’ and 361st TEWS went by a motto of “Unarmed, Alone and Unafraid” as they flew on an EC-47 unarmed World War II aircraft during the Vietnam War. Their intelligence collecting missions were key to identifying advisories with the use of Airborne Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) equipment in the back of an EC-47. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Several 6994th Security Squadron and 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron veterans pay their respects as a wreath is laid during a Baron 52 wreath-laying ceremony May 11, 2016 at Arlington, Va. The 6994th SS ‘Back-enders’ and 361st TEWS went by a motto of “Unarmed, Alone and Unafraid” as they flew on an EC-47 unarmed World War II aircraft during the Vietnam War. Their intelligence collecting missions were key to identifying advisories with the use of Airborne Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) equipment in the back of an EC-47. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Capt. Manuel Duarte, 70th Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing chaplain, gives a closing prayer during a Baron 52 wreath-laying ceremony May 11, 2016 at Arlington, Va. The ceremony has been held since 1995 to honor the fallen Airmen of the 6994th Security Squadron and 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron during the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Capt. Manuel Duarte, 70th Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing chaplain, gives a closing prayer during a Baron 52 wreath-laying ceremony May 11, 2016 at Arlington, Va. The ceremony has been held since 1995 to honor the fallen Airmen of the 6994th Security Squadron and 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron during the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Lt. Col. Timothy Richardson, 94th Intelligence Squadron commander, and retired Chief Master Sgt. Tom Nurre listen to the choir sing ‘Amazing grace’ during a Baron 52 wreath-laying ceremony May 11, 2016 at Arlington, Va. he ceremony has been held since 1995 to honor the fallen Airmen of the 6994th Security Squadron and 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron during the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Lt. Col. Timothy Richardson, 94th Intelligence Squadron commander, and retired Chief Master Sgt. Tom Nurre listen to the choir sing ‘Amazing grace’ during a Baron 52 wreath-laying ceremony May 11, 2016 at Arlington, Va. he ceremony has been held since 1995 to honor the fallen Airmen of the 6994th Security Squadron and 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron during the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

A wreath rest next to a grave marker of several 6994th Security Squadron and 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron airmen who went by a motto of “Unarmed, Alone and Unafraid” as they flew on an EC-47 unarmed World War II aircraft during the Vietnam War. Their intelligence collecting missions were key to identifying advisories with the use of Airborne Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) equipment in the back of an EC-47. The missions they conducted helped pave the way for intelligence operations in today’s Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

A wreath rest next to a grave marker of several 6994th Security Squadron and 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron airmen who went by a motto of “Unarmed, Alone and Unafraid” as they flew on an EC-47 unarmed World War II aircraft during the Vietnam War. Their intelligence collecting missions were key to identifying advisories with the use of Airborne Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) equipment in the back of an EC-47. The missions they conducted helped pave the way for intelligence operations in today’s Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Several 6994th Security Squadron and 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron veterans walk through the Arlington National Cemetery after attending a Baron 52 wreath-laying ceremony May 11, 2016 at Arlington, Va. The 6994th SS ‘Back-enders’ and 361st TEWS went by a motto of “Unarmed, Alone and Unafraid” as they flew on an EC-47 unarmed World War II aircraft during the Vietnam War. Their intelligence collecting missions were key to identifying advisories with the use of Airborne Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) equipment in the back of an EC-47. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
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Several 6994th Security Squadron and 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron veterans walk through the Arlington National Cemetery after attending a Baron 52 wreath-laying ceremony May 11, 2016 at Arlington, Va. The 6994th SS ‘Back-enders’ and 361st TEWS went by a motto of “Unarmed, Alone and Unafraid” as they flew on an EC-47 unarmed World War II aircraft during the Vietnam War. Their intelligence collecting missions were key to identifying advisories with the use of Airborne Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) equipment in the back of an EC-47. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

A Vietnam War Commemorative Partner Program lapel pin is given to Vietnam Veterans on behalf of the nation thanking them for their service and sacrifice. Several Vietnam veterans of the 6994th Security Squadron and 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron which served in Vietnam received their pins May 11, 2016  at the American Legion in Severn, Md. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
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A Vietnam War Commemorative Partner Program lapel pin is given to Vietnam Veterans on behalf of the nation thanking them for their service and sacrifice. Several Vietnam veterans of the 6994th Security Squadron and 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron which served in Vietnam received their pins May 11, 2016 at the American Legion in Severn, Md. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Vietnam veterans from the 6994th Security Squadron and 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron stand with Lt. Col. Timothy Richardson, 94th Intelligence Squadron commander, after receiving their Vietnam War Commemorative Partner Program lapel pin May 11, 2016  at the American Legion in Severn, Md. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
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Vietnam veterans from the 6994th Security Squadron and 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron stand with Lt. Col. Timothy Richardson, 94th Intelligence Squadron commander, after receiving their Vietnam War Commemorative Partner Program lapel pin May 11, 2016 at the American Legion in Severn, Md. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Airmen from the 94th Intelligence Squadron veterans of the 6994th Security Squadron, 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron and guest stand as closing remarks are made during a Baron 52 wreath-laying ceremony May 11, 2016 at Arlington, Va. The ceremony has been held since 1995 to honor the fallen Airmen of the 6994th SS during the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)