Daniel O’Brien Patrick Walsh

 


 
Preferred Name: Dan
Nickname/Call Sign: Fire Can Dan
Date Of Birth: 07-22-1930
Highest Military Grade Held: Colonel, O6
Hometown: St. Paul, MN

Biography

After USAF- Demo Pilot, Citation 1&2. Civ a/c- CFI, CFII, Seaplane Instr. As an Octogenarian, still giving (kinda mild) aerobatic instruction, RV-6. Proud to be a member of: Aspenosium, Quiet Birdmen, Command Barstoolers, RRVFPA, and SSS (love the reunions).
Married to Susan (pilot), 9 kids, 21 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren.
Always remember: “It ain’t easy to be a fighter pilot”!!!

Units Assigned

  • 1952-53 Pilot Tng, Hondo, TX, Foster AFB, TX, Nellis AFB. NV T-6, T-28,T-33,F-86
  • 1954-55 357th FDS, 45th FDS, Morocco. F-86F
  • 1955 Transition, Nellis AFB. NV F-100A,C
  • 1955-57 1738th FS, Kelly AFB, TX F-86, F-100C,D
  • 1958-60 355th TFS, 356th TFS, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC F-100D
  • 1958 USAF Ftr Wpns School, Nellis AFB, NV F-100D
  • 1960-62 12th TFS, Kadena AB, Okinawa F-100D
  • 1963-64 Ftr Branch, HQ PACAF, Hickam AFB, HI T-33
  • 1964-66 USAFA, AOC 8th CS, Colo ANG, F-100D
  • 1966 TDY Bien Hoa AB, RVN, F-100D
  • 1967 RTU 47th TFS, MacDill AFB, FL F-4C,D
  • 1968 555th (Triple Nickel),Ubon/Udorn RTAB, Thailand, F-4C,D
  • 1969-72 46th TFS CC, 27th TFS CC, 1 TFW ADO, DO, MacDill AFB, FL F-4E
  • 1973-75 “Purple Water Fountain”, HQ USAF, Pentagon
  • 1975-76 56th TFW VC, MacDill AFB, FL F-4E
  • 1976-78 Chief, Flt Safety USAF, Norton AFB, CA
  • 1978 “Courtesy” Checkout, 555TFS, Luke AFB, AZ F-15.
  • Retired 29 Nov 78

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • Sqdn Officers School, 1956
  • Armed Forces Staff College, 1967
  • National War College, 1973

Civilian Education

  • BS, St Thomas College, 1952
  • MS, Int’l Political Affairs, Geo Washington Univ,1973
Biography

Biography

After USAF- Demo Pilot, Citation 1&2. Civ a/c- CFI, CFII, Seaplane Instr. As an Octogenarian, still giving (kinda mild) aerobatic instruction, RV-6. Proud to be a member of: Aspenosium, Quiet Birdmen, Command Barstoolers, RRVFPA, and SSS (love the reunions).
Married to Susan (pilot), 9 kids, 21 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren.
Always remember: “It ain’t easy to be a fighter pilot”!!!

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1952-53 Pilot Tng, Hondo, TX, Foster AFB, TX, Nellis AFB. NV T-6, T-28,T-33,F-86
  • 1954-55 357th FDS, 45th FDS, Morocco. F-86F
  • 1955 Transition, Nellis AFB. NV F-100A,C
  • 1955-57 1738th FS, Kelly AFB, TX F-86, F-100C,D
  • 1958-60 355th TFS, 356th TFS, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC F-100D
  • 1958 USAF Ftr Wpns School, Nellis AFB, NV F-100D
  • 1960-62 12th TFS, Kadena AB, Okinawa F-100D
  • 1963-64 Ftr Branch, HQ PACAF, Hickam AFB, HI T-33
  • 1964-66 USAFA, AOC 8th CS, Colo ANG, F-100D
  • 1966 TDY Bien Hoa AB, RVN, F-100D
  • 1967 RTU 47th TFS, MacDill AFB, FL F-4C,D
  • 1968 555th (Triple Nickel),Ubon/Udorn RTAB, Thailand, F-4C,D
  • 1969-72 46th TFS CC, 27th TFS CC, 1 TFW ADO, DO, MacDill AFB, FL F-4E
  • 1973-75 “Purple Water Fountain”, HQ USAF, Pentagon
  • 1975-76 56th TFW VC, MacDill AFB, FL F-4E
  • 1976-78 Chief, Flt Safety USAF, Norton AFB, CA
  • 1978 “Courtesy” Checkout, 555TFS, Luke AFB, AZ F-15.
  • Retired 29 Nov 78

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • Sqdn Officers School, 1956
  • Armed Forces Staff College, 1967
  • National War College, 1973

Civilian Education

  • BS, St Thomas College, 1952
  • MS, Int’l Political Affairs, Geo Washington Univ,1973
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