This story is my only attempt, so far, at investigative journalism. I almost gave up on it for lack of material but not before throwing a Hail Mary. I posted a request on a Texas geneaology site appealing for information on USAF Lt. Bart Brooks. A year later I got a response. "Bart Brooks was my uncle. Who are you and what do you want?" Despite her initial skepticism of me I won her trust, and Mrs. Anderson turned loose a flood of information about her uncle that woke this story up and gave it new life. 

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