[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ben Frank Sands, Jr. saw the world through a 20-year career in the US Air Force, including a 12-month tour of Vietnam in 1966-67. He spent another two decades as a respected professor of management at George Mason...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]SSS Member Col Ted Dowd Headed West, November 2, 2019 Ted's wife Carol wrote to let us know that after battling Alzheimer's for 10 years, Ted passed away peacefully at age 83, surrounded by his loving family. Ted valued...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Peter T. Potts "Headed West", October 15, 2019. Peter began his F-100 pilot training at Luke AFB where he met his wife, Olta and then was sent to Wethersfield AB, England. He then was assigned to Nellis AFB where...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Everett T. "Razz" Raspberry "Headed West" on September 26, 2019. Razz was born September 9, 1932 in Macon, Georgia to Hazel Cowan and Everett T. Raspberry Sr. He attended grade and high school in Macon prior to...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Albert "Benny" Leatherwood "Headed West" on Sunday, February 3, 2019 with his wife Janice and family by his side at his home in Sunnyvale, CA. After serving in the USAF, Benny flew for Pan American Airlines and was based...

The Fall 2019 edition (Issue 41) of our journal went to our printer on 31 OCT and was delivered to our mailing contractor on 8 NOV. So, Issue 41 is now winding its way through the process of getting your copy to you … wherever...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Capt. William F. Claudio "Headed West" October 26, 2019 at his home in Freeport, NY. Born on  July 5, 1938, Bill grew up in Greenport and achieved his adolescent dream of flying in the Air Force. After a brief...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]SSS Charter Member, George Buchowski, Headed West on October 18, 2019. George flew F-100’s with the 48TFW/493TFS, 309TFS and as "Misty 113". After serving in the USAF until 1969, George then became a pilot for Delta Airlines, retiring in...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] LtCol Henry "Hank" Buttelmann, the youngest Korean War Ace, "Headed West", September 16, 2019 Hank Buttelmann was the 2nd to last living American Ace of the Korean War. He is credited with 7 MiG shoot downs during June...