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Columbus, Indiana, works to get “Flying Boxcar” home-‘Project Charlie 119’

The long-retired Fairchild C-119, fondly known as the “Flying Boxcar” is an American military transport aircraft that was put into service in 1949.  It was designed to carry cargo, personnel, litter patients, and mechanized equipment.  The aircraft was also used to drop cargo or troops into various areas of operation via parachute.  Now, citizens of Columbus, Indiana, are on a mission to bring one of the last C-119s back to Columbus.

The Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum, which is dedicated to the memory of all military and civilian personnel, has started a fundraiser with a goal of $50,000 to bring one of these storied aircraft back to their facility in Columbus.  There were only 1, 183 of these original airframes built.

The museum, located at 4742 Ray Boll Boulevard, is near the Columbus Municipal Airport, and is staffed entirely by local volunteers and there is never an admission fee for visiting.

Once the C-119 is acquired, it will be displayed in front of the museum alongside a retired F-4 Phantom fighter jet.

Following its active-duty military service many of the retired C-119s were put into use by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service.  It is unclear exactly how many C-119s and their variants still exist.

The donation link  below has more information on the C-119 and what it means to the citizens of Columbus to have one on display.  The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) is providing matching funds for this project.  D=Your donations to the site will be doubled due the generosity of the IHCDA.   (https://www.patronicity.com/project/charlie_119?fbclid=IwAR36VeZh9ljyRp0WEmy9og-UOy053AMmoPcTDOvyDSGur6mt5fN1PmQrs2w#!/ )

Atterbury Army sergeant in charge of transport-pregnant with inmate’s baby

 

Army sergeant Heather Sinnett, 27, has taken the title of “escort” to a new low.  The Camp Atterbury sergeant was a worker at the Edinburgh (Indiana) Correctional Facility and was in charge of escorting and supervising inmates around the facility.  Sinnett, is now pregnant, after at least one consensual sexual encounter, with an inmate.

Investigators say Bradley Gulledge, accused meth dealer, is likely the father of Sinnett’s expected child.  Gulledge had been imprisoned for less than two weeks before the alleged encounter occurred. He was serving an eight-year sentence for the illegal drug activity.

Sinnett revealed to the military that she was pregnant Dec. 12, 2016. The sexual encounter is believed to have occurred Oct. 14, 2016, in a mop closet at the facility.

Deputy Prosecutor Hamner had this to say:

“People place great trust in people who oversee and supervise IDOC inmates and anytime somebody betrays that trust or takes advantage of it for their own personal satisfaction…it is very serious.”

Sinnett has refused to cooperate with investigators, however there are emails to Gulledge from Sinnet indicating she is “waiting for him to get out” so they can take care of “their” baby.  Because of Sinnett’s lack of cooperation, there is no way of knowing how many times Sinnett and Gulledge had the opportunity to have intercourse.

Changes in the way prisoners and escorts interact at the correctional facility is likely to change following this unfortunate circumstance.   The Army sergeant’s due date is in early July.  There is was no mention if either Sinnett or Gulledge have other children.