30 November 1957 – Capt Benny Lacombe is killed when he unsuccessfully attempts to bail out of Lockheed U-2A, 56-6704, Article 371, 13 miles SE of Laughlin AFB. Ejection seats had not yet been fitted to U-2s at this point. The history of the U-2 program is fraught with fatalities and crashes. “CIA pilots Wilburn S.
Gary E. Hart
“I loved flying the F-100 but I had an even stronger affection for genetics. After I left the Air Force in May of 1960, I obtained a doctorate in genetics and then joined the faculty of Texas A&M University.
I retired as a Professor of Genetics in 1999 after being a member of the TAMU faculty for 32 ½ years.”
Dr. Gary Hart is an expert in cloning in agriculture. While working at Texas A&M, he published 67 articles on genetics as the pertain to crop species, including genome research of wheat, sorghum, and soybeans. He is also credited with over 2900 citations of his work.