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Town readies for return of 'hero'

Original post made on Jan 23, 2009

Danville residents are invited to turn out this weekend to celebrate the return of Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III, dubbed "The Hero of the Hudson" following his miraculous landing of US Airways flight 1549. Town officials are working out the logistics of making room for the expected thousands of people plus about 200 members of the media to cover the event, which begins at 1 p.m. Saturday on the Town Green.

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Comments (6)

Posted by Gladys Arkell, a resident of Danville
on Jan 23, 2009 at 12:44 pm

GOD WAS ON HIS SIDE. HE GUIDED HIM TO APPLY HIS WISDOM AND GREAT PILOT'S EXPERTISE TO PERFORM WHAT, I CONSIDER, AND WHAT IT HAS BEEN REFERRED TO AS A "MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON". MAY THE LORD BE ALWAYS ON HIS SIDE.


Posted by Todd Steigerwald, a resident of another community
on Jan 23, 2009 at 1:37 pm

FYI Geoff Gillette - In the English language, you do not put 'hero' in quotes, unless you are implying that it is not true. If you are implying it is not true, that is an opinion, and not a news report. Check your job description once more. HE IS A HERO.


Posted by Concerned Person, a resident of Alamo
on Jan 23, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Captain Sully is not a hero...he did his job as should be expected.
But think about it...ditching his aircraft in the water may not have been necessary if he was at the controls in the first place, instead of the co-pilot.


Posted by Bradley A. Blakeman, a resident of Danville
on Jan 24, 2009 at 7:35 pm


I knew it was just a matter of time when a politician would find a way to politicize the heroism of US Air Captain Sullenberger. Like millions of Americans I tuned into Saturday's live television coverage of the Danville Hometown Ceremonies honoring their most famous resident, Captain Sullenberger. The Master of Ceremonies was Mayor Newell Arnerich a Democrat. The tragic accident occurred on January 18, 2009. President Bush while still our President called Captain Sullenberger to offer his congratulations. Yet, mysteriously there was no mention of President Bush in the Proclamation read by Mayor Arnerich. Curiously, there was the mention and inclusion of President Obama. The omission of President Bush was intentional and political. The Mayor and the City Council should be ashamed of themselves. To politicize this event is a disgrace and brings great shame on their town.


Posted by hunter hemphill, a resident of another community
on Jan 25, 2009 at 5:08 am

fyi todd steigerwald. was it necessary to be so unkind?


Posted by Trevor Wayne, a resident of Walnut Creek
on Feb 12, 2009 at 1:56 am

Great guy, awesome pilot, NOT A HERO.

This guy summed it up quite nicely:

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