29 September 1965 – Capt Samuel H. Holmes was serving with the 481st TFS out of Tan Son Nhut AB in Vietnam. On a mission over South Vietnam, his F-100D was hit by gunfire in the right wing. Holmes ejected and was recovered with minor injuries.
Cary Lee Broadway, Jr.
After serving in the USAF, I formed Extra Touch of Class, Inc and Broadway Galleries, A Full Art Services and Brokerage Company in Northern Virginia. I RETIRED RETIRED in 1995, with Control of the Company fully granted to the Broadway Family.
Doc Broadway was born on November 23rd, 1932, to Clara and Cary Lee Broadway Sr., in Davidson County, North Carolina, in a small farmhouse on his grandfather’s farm. He attended the University of North Carolina on a football scholarship, where he graduated in 1955 with a degree in Political Science and an ROTC commission to the US Air Force. He graduated from the Air Force basic flying school in January 1957, with his set of wings. He faithfully served in the US Air Force from 1956-1978. During this time, he had over 4000 hours flying F-86s, F-100s, and F-4 Phantoms. He flew 168 missions over North Vietnam and was honored with The Silver Star, The Bronze Star, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, sixteen Air Medals, and The Meritorious Service Medal. His military career ended in 1978 when he retired as a full USAF Colonel at The Pentagon.
He entered private industry in Northern Virginia where he worked until 1988. After retirement, he continued to work with his wife, Sue, in the family art gallery and picture framing business. Broadway Galleries, run by his children Barry and Caron, is now in its 44th year.
In 1958, in Munich Germany, Doc met the love of his life, Sue Nethersole, in a small German hotel. They wed a year later in Bitburg Germany, where he was stationed, and were married for 63 years. They returned to the states in 1960 where they started their family. After being stationed together around the country and overseas, they eventually settled in Springfield, Virginia and later retired to waterfront property in Merry Point, Virginia.
He was a beloved husband, father, “Pops”, and member of his community. His favorite pastimes were reading, golfing, boating, and most of all spending time with family, sharing a bushel of crabs and a good bottle of scotch. Doc will be most remembered for his love of God, family, and country – he was a true American patriot. His humor, incredible recall and storytelling, leadership, and camaraderie will be greatly missed by all.
His memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, July 23rd, 2022, at 11 am, at Wicomico Episcopal Church with a reception to follow. Final interment arrangements for him at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia will be announced. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to Hospice of Virginia, 1924 Tapp Blvd., Tappahannock, VA 22560 or Northern Neck Partners for Pets, P. O. Box 361, Irvington, VA 22480 or northernneckpartnersfor pets.org.
Source: Currie Funeral Home
- 1/1956-1/1957 Class: 57G Primary Graham AB, Marianna FL (T-34/T-28) Basic PilotTraining Webb AFB, TX (T-33)
- 1/1957-3/1957 Williams AFB, AZ (F-86)
- 3/1957-8/1957 98th ThunderBird Squadron, Nellis AFB, NV (F-100A)
- 8/1957-10/1957 32nd Fighter Day Squadron, Soesterburg AB, The Netherlands (F-100C)
- 10/1957-7/1960 23rd Fighter Day Squadron /23 Fighter-Bomber Squadron/23rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Bitburg AB, Germany (F-100C/F)
- 8/1960-12/1962 522 Tactical Fighter Squadron, Cannon AFB, Clovis, NM (F-100D/F)
- 1/1963-2/1964 4453rd CCTS, MacDill AFB, Tampa, FL. (F-4B -Navy), (F-4C -USAF) (Initial F-4 Instructor Cadre)
- 2/1964-6/1965 Tac Air Warfare Center, Operational Test and Evaluation Sqdn, Eglin AFB, FL F-4
- 6/1965-5/1966 25th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 33 TFW, Eglin, AFB, FL (F-4)
- 8/1965-12/1965 First F-4 Fighter Weapons School Course, Nellis AFB, NV (F-4)
- 5/1966-3/1967 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Flt CO, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, Chief Tactics & Techniques Branch, Ubon AB, Thailand (F-4C/D)
- 4/1967-2/1969 Tac Air Cmd/ IG ORI Team, Langley AFB, VA (F-4 Team Leader)
- 3/1969-8/1969 USAF Representative to United Kingdom Joint Services Staff College, Latimer, UK
- 9/1969-7/1971 HQ USAFE Dir of Operations, Chief Tactical Training Branch
- 8/1971-5/1972 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL
- 6/1972-6/1974 Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff / J-3, European/Middle East/African Division, Chief of Middle East Branch
- 7/1974-7/1975 Base Commander, Kwang Ju AB, Korea
- 7/1975-Mar 1978 Pentagon, HQ USAF, Foreign Military Sales, Director European/Midddle East/ North African Division / LGFW
- 1978 Retired USAF
- 3/1978- May 1982 Northrop Worldwide Aircraft Services (NWAS) and Northrop Washington Rep for Foreign Sales of Northrop F-20
- 6/1982- July 1985 Director Defense Sales, Northrop/Page Communications
- 1985-1990 Director/ Vice Pres of Defense Sales for Northrop/Page and CONTEL Communication.
- 7/1990 Retired CONTEL
Awards & Decorations
Distinguished Flying Cross (3)
Air Medal (16)
Meritorious Service Medal
168 missions over North Vietnam
Flight hours: 4000+ flying F-86s, F-100s, and F-4 Phantoms
Military & Civilian Education
- Officer School (Class 61C)
- United Kingdom Joint Services Staff College, Latimer, England (Mar-Aug 1969)
- Air War College (1971)
- Master Degree in Public Administration