Military and civic leaders salute at the beginning of a welcome home parade as a sign reading “Welcome home 185th” is carried down Nebraska Street in Sioux City, Iowa on May 24, 1969. The event was organized to welcome over 800 members of the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Tactical Fighter Group back to their home in western Iowa following a yearlong mobilization. Of the group of deployed Airmen, about 360 were deployed to Phu Cat Airbase in Vietnam with their F-100 Fighter jets.
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