Officials dedicated the C-17 Aircrew Training Center at JB Charleston S.C., in honor of retired Col. Gail Halvorsen, the famous "Candy Bomber" of the 1948-49 Berlin Airlift, June 15, 2012. Halvorsen is famed for dropping packets of candy out the window of his C-47 and C-54 transports to German children in bombed-out Berlin during the Soviet blockade. Here, Halvorsen (left) is handed a certificate by Col. Erik Hansen, Charleston's 437th Airlift Wing commander, during the dedication ceremony.
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