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rx79gez8gundam posted a topic in Special LEGO ThemesCapt. Steve Ritchie and Capt . Chuck DeBellevue were 2 of only 5 aircrew in the Vietnam War to have attained the title of "Ace", having scored 5 kills in that conflict in air to air combat. Ritchie retired from the reserves in 1999 as a Brig. General. DeBellevue remained on active duty until 1998, retiring as a Colonel and the last actively serving "Ace". The Collings Foundation preserve and fly a retired F-4D Phantom II at numerous air shows yearly painted in the markings of Ritchie and DeBellevue's MiG Killer aircraft 67-0463. To date it is the only privately-owned and flyable F-4 Phantom II, and took an act of Congress to allow to be returned to flight status in private hands.