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Veterans

June 1, 2022

CWO 3 Charles Browning- Huey Pilot

CWO3 Charles Browning was a helicopter pilot serving with the 240th Assault Aviation Company flying out of the Lai Khe Base camp in Vietnam. Serving as a "slick" pilot he earned a Distinguished Flying Cross, 26 Air Medals and a Bronze Star.
May 27, 2022

Lt Commander David Berry – Hero of Midway

David Render Berry was a WW2 aviator who won 3 Navy Cross and 3 Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions. His final battle was May 1945 when he was serving as CO of Bombing Squadron 83. He is still listed as Missing in Action.
May 27, 2022

Maj Jesse Birchett- Thunderbolt Pilot

Maj Jesse Birchett was a pilot for three different services- the US Army Air Forces (Flying the P-40 Warhawk and the P-47 Thunderbolt), the US Air Force, and the West Virginia Air National Guard (Flying the P-51 Mustang and the SA-18 Grumman Albatross amphibious aircraft.)
May 27, 2022

Capt Jackie Carwell – Wolfpack

Capt Jackie Carwell was a member the 62nd Fighter Squadron of the US 56th Fighter Group, the famed “Zemke’s Wolfpack” during WW2. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the Bronze Star for his heroics.
May 27, 2022

Lt. Col. James “Jim” Wilson Cooper USAF

LTC Cooper began his USAF career flying the KC-135 Stratotanker with the Strategic Air Command. Later he was an FAC, flying the O-1 Bird Dog. His services earned a Silver Star.
May 27, 2022

Lt Gen Steven Basham

Lt Gen Steve Basham is the Deputy Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. He has completed numerous flying, staff, and command assignments and is a command pilot with more than 3,400 flying hours in the B-1, B-2, and B-52.
May 27, 2022

Lt Col John C. Carmichael- Fighter Pilot

LTC John Carmichael was a highly decorated member of the USAF who served our nation in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
May 25, 2022

CWO2 Bill Basham- Cobra Pilot

Bill Basham is a veteran who flew Cobra helicopters in Vietnam. He won the Distinguished Flying Cross for his valor.
May 25, 2022

Lt Col Charles C. “Buck” Jones

LTC Buck Jones flew the F-100C and was commander the 452nd Fighter Squadron at Foster AFB- the first, supersonic, air-refuelable fighter squadron in the USAF
May 25, 2022

Major Robert Wilson “Todd” Moore

Maj Todd Moore is known as the Ace of the 7th Air Force. During WW2 his squadron flew P-51 Mustangs out of Iwo Jima. While attacking enemy-held islands and escorting bombers to Tokyo, he became a “Double Ace.”
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