Veteran claims he decoded identity of 'D.B. Cooper' from 1971 hijacking

Rick Sherwood, a 70-year-old Vietnam War veteran, was asked to decode a series of six encrypted letters, written in 1971 by famed villain D.B. Cooper, who parachuted from a hijacked plane with $200,000 in ransom money. “The Army drilled Morse Code and other codes into my head, and I’ve never forgotten them. I just never thought I’d have to use it again.”


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