25 September 1968 – Norman Macleod Paulsen was born on October 6, 1945, in Elmsford, NY. His mother said, “Ever since he was a little boy, he dreamed of flying.” He had enlisted in the Air Force and began his tour on August 3, 1968. He had the rank of First Lieutenant. On a mission
Allen E. Strasser
Allen Strasser was DMG and Cadet commander from the University of Colorado and served in the Kansas ANG, The NY ANG ( 2 different squadrons), the Ohio ANG, the AFRES, and as a regular AF officer from 1957-1985.
LTC Strasser worked as an engineer on the Titan I missile sites East of Denver upon college graduation and attended pilot training at Williams AFB, AZ in late 1961. He managed to stay in a primary pilot flying position for his entire USAF career.
He was combat-ready in the F-100 (3 different squadrons), F-101, F-86H, A7D, F-105. F4 and the KC-135. Allen received the annual Top Gun award in 1971 in the 107th TFG at Niagara Falls and two years in the Ohio ANG.
LTC Strasser was a Pilot for 32 years with TWA and flew as Captain on the B-707, B727, B747, B757, B767, and the L1011. As a Captain, Strasser has over 25,000 accident-free jet hours with over 27 jet engine failures or engine shutdowns.