May 8, 1966 was the day that changed the course of his life. (Then) USAF Pilot Lt. James Ray started his day disappointed that, due to poor weather over his assigned target, he would not be able to fly that day. After requesting to switch targets with a different pilot, […]
Lt Col Mike Cole is currently serving with the 731st Tactical Airlift Squadron out of Colorado Springs. Our team had the privilege of interviewing him at the 2023 Rose City Airfest in Tyler Texas. Mike has served 29 years and will retire in September of 2023. Part 1 of 2 […]
On May 12, 2023, an event in Tyler, Texas hosted by CampV and the Daughters of the American Revolution recognized the service of 33 Vietnam War veterans. Each received the congressional commemorative lapel pin.
He was only 18 years old when Earl Schroeder found a sense of place within the United States Air Force. Trained as a radar technician he was stationed around the States at various radar installations as part of the Air Defense Command – a security bubble providing early warning of […]
He opened a newspaper and saw a photo of an A-1 Skyraider and said, “I want to fly that.” Little did he know the legendary future that awaited him at the controls of that airplane. Jim Beggerly served 21 years in the US Air Force and was awarded 2 Silver […]