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Colorado Guardsmen deploy to Vietnam 
By Air National Guard Master Sgt. Cheresa D. Theiral 
F-100 

F-100 Super Sabre flown by pilots of the 120th Tactical Fighter Squadron in Vietnam (CONG archives)

On May 5, 1968, the 120th Tactical Fighter Squadron became first Air National Guard unit to deploy to Vietnam.

The 120th flew hundreds of combat sorties over Vietnam in F-100 Super Sabres.

Two Colorado Airmen, Maj. Clyde Seiler and Capt. Perry Jefferson, were lost in combat.

The unit returned one year later.

5/4/2014