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OGTA Educators Kit - Colonel Marty Mahrt 'Never alone.'

Bring Marty Mahrt' 'Never Alone.' into Your Classroom or Group!

On May 10, 1966, Mahrt was shot down over hostile North Vietnam in what would be acknowledged as the furthest north ‘shoot down’ of the war. However, it resulted in an intensive effort resulted in a stunning rescue that many have called “miraculous.” Mahrt
flew the Republic F-105 Thunderchief, a supersonic fighter-bomber that experienced an astounding 38% loss rate primarily due to the type of missions assigned to the airplane.

The event is choreographed on behalf of the South Dakota Air & Space Museum by the acclaimed history brand, “Old Guys and Their Airplanes (OGTA).” The event will feature the Premiere of OGTA’s short film, “Never Alone,” produced using a grant from the Mary Chilton DAR Foundation, and serve as an introduction for the live Q&A with Mahrt. The Q&A will be broadcast from the Custer High School via South Dakota Public Broadcasting through a grant from Highmark Credit Union. An Educators Kit, hosted by the Distinguished Flying Cross Society will also be made publicly available after the event.

Mahrt is a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC), an award given for heroism in aerial flight. DFC Society Chairman Woody Gilliland explains, “Our members have seen history up-close and personal in startling ways. These OGTA events are a great way for us to promote these stories of U.S. airmen in combat, their dedication, courage and professionalism. Marty’s story is especially important because it’s so personal and in the end a positive one from the Vietnam War.”

Interested in viewing the 'Never Alone.' Debrief, click HERE.

Using the 'Never Alone.' Educators Kit Package

The two free main components of the Colonel Marty Mahrt Educators Kit were designed to allow the individual teacher flexibility in addressing their specific needs.  Downloading, printing and distributing is encouraged but please respect the copyright and hard work of the many people who contributed by not altering content, hosting it or distributing it without written permission.

The 'Never Alone.' Main Kit

This eight page .pdf uses the story of 'Never Alone.' as a launching point to challenge students to define their own dream of success and realize it through intelligent work and positive behavior.

Interested in downloading, click HERE.

The 'Never Alone.' Worksheets

These worksheets provide the practical aspect of bringing 'Never Alone.' into the classroom.  There are five pages and each one features two questions for students to thoughtfully and independently engage with Colonel Marty Mahrt' story.

Interested in downloading, click HERE.

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Colonel Marty Mahrt (ret.) Debrief

The OGTA Debrief #5 - Colonel Marty Mahrt (ret.) Debrief is provided HERE.