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Wings Over Houston Air Show
October 26, 2008

KPRC Local 2 was a proud sponsor of the 2008 Wings Over Houston Airshow.

2 on the Beat had a chance to attend on Sunday, and met some really nice people who are also big fans of the Channel 2 news team.

Me and a Channel 2 Viewer

It was a beautiful sunny day, and the crowd enjoyed watching the reenactments, vintage warplanes and of course the famed USAF Thunder-birds.

To be honest, I was impressed more with my colleague Anchor Bill Balleza.

Balleza signed a bunch of autographs, posed for pictures and talked to everyone who stopped by the tent.

Anchor Bill Balleza

Anchor Bill Balleza

Bill's twin Brother???

Bill's long lost twin?

Later Balleza took the time to visit the show grounds with his war buddy Leo Perez. 

Balleza and his Marine Budy

Balleza and his Marine Buddy

 Balleza and Perez are former U.S. Marine sniper partners who met in Vietnam.

Perez said that after finishing his tour and making it home to Houston, he was surprised to turn on his TV and hear that someone named “William Balleza” was anchoring the news.  

After contacting Balleza, the two became reacquainted, and their bond has remained strong.

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