Illinois governor pardons Vietnam pilot convicted as teen

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick McNamee was 17 when the car he was driving crashed in Illinois in 1954, killing his best friend. After pleading guilty to reckless homicide and serving time in jail plus probation, McNamee went on to join the U.S. Marines and Air Force, flying some 1,700 missions in Vietnam and earning more than 75 air medals.

But the conviction stayed with him.

On Wednesday, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner granted a clemency request from the now 79-year-old, who said he applied in part...

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