From “The Last American Aces” (Aug. 2015), the uninitiated might think there was only one pilot ace in the Vietnam War, Richard “Steve” Ritchie. There was another: Randy “Duke” Cunningham. Am I admitting some annoyance that the only Vietnam pilot mentioned was Air Force? Regrettably, yes. As a naval aviator of that era, I want people to know that the Navy held its own in Vietnam. Sept. 2015 “Huey Pilots: Where the Heroes Were Made”: The Marines’ name for the UH-34 is Sea Horse, not Choctaw.
Aug. 2015 “Brought to You by Drones”: On July 17, Flirtey delivered medications via drone to a clinic in western Virginia, not West Virginia.
June/july 2015 “War Within a War,” p. 34, caption: The first bombing missions in Korea were flown a few days, not three weeks, after the war began. The error was introduced during copy editing.
Editors’ reply: Our photo-essay could include only those who attended the 2015 American Fighter Aces convention, which is mentioned in the introduction,