Lee was honored to be a keynote speaker at the 2013 USAFA event in Colorado Springs. Over 4,000 cadets take three days to learn about character and leadership, and Lee was able to share his story and life lessons with them. What a fantastic group of future leaders!
(The picture showing the four men standing beside the painting of Lance Sijan is four Vietnam POWs having a short reunion and catch up with each other. They are standing beside a painting of Lance Sijan, their friend, USAFA graduate, and fallen POW who gave the ultimate price for his country. Pictured left to right – Capt Mike McGrath USN (Ret), Col Lee Ellis USAF (Ret), Gen Chuck Boyd USAF (Ret), and Col PK Robinson USAF (Ret).)
(The picture with the brass plaque has an inscription, and it says, "As Sijan prepared for his mission over Laos, he was unusually quiet. Yesterday his best friend Lee Ellis was shot down.")
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