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Veterans

May 24, 2022

Col Lionel G. “Greg” Smith, USAF

Col Greg Smith flew the EC-135 "Looking Glass" and the E-4B Nightwatch. Col Smith was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal.
May 24, 2022

Lt Col John W. Capito USMC

LTC Capito was the Commanding Officer of the Marine Corps Harrier Training Squadron, VMAT-203, as well as being the first person to eject from the newest version of the Harrier, the AV8-B, following a catastrophic engine failure.
March 21, 2022

Lt. Col. Bobbie Pedigo- US Army Aviator

Lt Col (ret) Bobbie Pedigo started his military career as a KyNG private in 1951. He served two tours in Vietnam and became an instructor pilot accumulating 2000 hours of flight time- 1200 on fixed wing and 800 on rotary. Aviation Heritage Park salutes this Warren County Kentucky native.
March 14, 2021

Paul Garrett- WW2, Korea and Vietnam

The three sons of Dr. Paul L. Garrett, second president of Western Teachers College (later, Western Kentucky University) each chose to follow their father’s example and […]
January 10, 2021

Col Howard “Scrappy” Johnson – RIP

A military aviation legend with ties to Kentucky and Aviation Heritage Park has “gone west.” The National Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association (RRVA) has announced […]
August 11, 2020

Tracking Down WW2 Soldier

Recently Jim Jacobus, president of the Bluegrass Corvette Club of Lexington, contacted Katie Ellison, marketing director of the National Corvette Museum, to see if she could […]
August 4, 2020

Ray Buckberry

When local residents gather to honor the nation’s fallen war veterans on Memorial Day, few will likely remember the more than 70 Warren County men, who […]
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