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“It’s not just me as a hero, it takes a whole group. I’m no good by myself. It takes all of those people,” he said. “I wish we could all fly and ride.”
The pilot of the craft that took Seidenschmidt above the Dayton airport Friday, Lt. Col. Eric Gorney, said it was a special flight for him because he was able to say “this is what you enabled. You keep us flying.”
“We get to take up a lot of people in the back seat of the airplanes, but when its a hometown hero, someone connected with the local community — especially in this case that’s been such an instrumental help to the team in getting us flying again — I can’t think of anything better.”
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Xenia firefighter Levi Dalton also will fly with the Thunderbirds later today. He used CPR to save a lifeless 17-month-old child in February.
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