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Dakota Datebook: Cliff Cushman, Hero


November 5, 2018

Nov. 5, 2018 — Tomorrow, it will be 29 years since Clifton E. Cushman was officially declared dead. He had been missing in action since September 25, 1966, when his F-105 Thunderchief went down over the Haiphong area of Vietnam. He was 28.

Cushman’s hometown was Grand Forks, where he distinguished himself as a gifted hurdler. In fact, he was recognized as the North Dakota Male Athlete of the Year in 1960— the same year he won silver in the 400-meter hurdles at the Olympics in Rome. Cushman’s dream was to come back to capture the gold in ’64, but that dream was stunningly crushed w...

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