Original Blue Angel: Surprise visit to Grand Junction

By: Thomas Jordan Email
By: Thomas Jordan Email

The last surviving member of the original Blue Angels team flew into Grand Junction today. It was a partnership between Tammy Allen of Allen Unique Autos and West Star Aviation. Allen flew to California to pick up Alfred Taddeo on her plane and West Star provided the fuel. The whole thing was quite a surprise Al.

"I’d admire the newer pilots because I think they have had a tougher time then we had, and they do a magnificent job in representing our country," said former Blue Angel Alfred Taddeo.

Al's son and grandchildren are here with the ninety-three years old. The original pilot says he hopes the newer Angels. Some of whom he met today, look to him as just another young man who enlisted in the Navy to serve his country, just like them.

KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 170604446 - nbc11news.com/a?a=170604446
Gray Television, Inc.