Students in Lorie Trump’s Oswego County BOCES class at Fourth Street School recently read “Basher Five-Two,” the true story of F-16 fighter pilot Captain Scott O’Grady’s ordeal after being shot down behind enemy lines in Bosnia in 1995.
The students were so impressed with the bravery and heroism of O’Grady, they were moved to write him and sent pictures they had drawn to illustrate their favorite parts in the book.
The class received a thank you note from Captain O’Grady on the anniversary date of his rescue, June 8.
In the handwritten note, O’Grady thanked the students for their artwork and notes and told them, “I want you to do well in school and to listen to your teacher.”
Pictured with the patriotic flag notecard and a copy of the book are some of the students from the class, in front, left to right are: Nathan Huffman and William Gregory. In back, left to right are: Justin Dunn, Dylan Recore and Justin Jackowski.