Letter: Inspired by story of painted jets

Grumman F9F-8 Cougar was restored mostly by volunteers

Grumman F9F-8 Cougar was restored mostly by volunteers for $3,000. The project was slated to take four years but was completed in 19 months. (May 20, 2011) (Credit: Photo by Air and Space Museum)

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I find it astounding that so many people volunteered to fix up two old fighter jets ["Retired jets get some new paint," News, Oct. 28]. I'm surprised people stayed out in the cold just to repaint the F-14 Tomcat and A-6E Intruder at Grumman Memorial Park in Calverton.

This not only helped to restore these historical machines, but it also proved that when people put their minds to something, difficulties can't keep them from accomplishing their goals.

James Rogers, Seaford

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