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One of Ed’s coworkers had recently washed out of the U. Army aviation program at Randolph Field, Texas, and their conversations prompted Dyess to remember the flying lessons he had taken a few years before.He began having doubts about the legal profession and decided to go in the Army and become a pilot.Typhoon Domeng had enhanced the southwest monsoon over the weekend, triggering rains and floods in large swaths of Luzon and Visayas.Classes in some areas have been cancelled due to Wednesday's downpours.Occasional heavy monsoon rains on Wednesday may trigger floods and landslides in Metro Manila, Ilocos and Cordillera regions, the Babuyan islands, and the provinces of Cavite, Batangas, Bataan and Zambales, said PAGASA.Mimaropa and the rest of Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon and Calbarzon, meanwhile, will experience light to moderate rains due to the habagat while localized thunderstorms may affect Bicol region, Visayas and Mindanao.

After refusing an offer of parole because it would prohibit him from rejoining his unit, Dyess’s grandfather managed to overpower a guard and escape, then made his way south through Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee to rejoin the Confederacy and fight until the end of the war.

Upon graduation from pilot training and being commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U. Army Reserve, Dyess was assigned to the 20th Pursuit Group at Barksdale Field near Shreveport, Louisiana.

In November 1939, the 20th Pursuit was transferred to California and Lieutenant Dyess went with it.

Yet, even though he came from an air-minded family, aviation was not his first choice.

The boy wanted to join a carnival, but as a teenager he started taking some bootleg flying lessons from another passing barnstormer, although not with the intention of becoming a professional pilot.

He and his father were inspired by Charles Lindbergh’s flight across the Atlantic along with the rest of America as the country became air-minded.

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