Bradford Runyon Interview, 5 May 2000

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BR:No, not with the precision that they did it.
INT:So that makes that report sort of questionable also?
BR:Yeah, and the fact that our cameras malfunctioned and you know, they really didn't film the things that the film showed that they'd filmed and that the radios all of a sudden just went dead, and then all of a sudden came back to life again.
INT:Yeah there are too many incidents that are unique. Did they have any further follow-up? Did people come from another base to talk to you?
BR:No, no one interviewed me, period. Just Major Partin was the only one from our crew was interviewed at all.
INT:You filled out a report form, didn't you?
BR:I think I did. I don't even remember whether I did or not.
INT:Okay. Yeah, there's a report in the file.
BR:Okay. Mm-hmmm.
INT:It's pretty minimal.
BR:Yeah. We were afraid to say anything.
INT:You were intentionally not saying anything?
BR:Right. No, I had a pretty good military career right then, I didn't want to jeopardize that.
INT:Are you retired from the—?
BR:No, when I strained my eyes, you know, in Vietnam, well then I couldn't fly anymore and they kicked me out but I couldn't fly any more and, well, I just couldn't stand the thought of everyone else being promoted and then my not being promoted, so, like I said, I had a former classmate—four-star general, and my buddy that was in advanced survival training is a chief of staff of the Air Force right now.
INT:Oh yeah?
BR:Yeah. And then another guy is, you know the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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