29 January 1991 – An American F-15C shot down an IRAF MiG-23 fleeing to Iran with an AIM-7 missile. “During the Air War over Iraq, the mighty Eagle proved to be a very robust airframe, bringing back its pilots after suffering serious damages. After the first ten days of the first Gulf Air War, to
Gordon W. Goodier
Gordon “Goody” Goodier was attending the University of South Dakota when he enlisted with the Air National Guard. After earning his degree, he was commissioned and went to flight training and then flew the F-100 “Super Sabre.”
In 1968 he was called to active duty and sent to Vietnam where he flew 251 combat missions. He then returned to the Air National Guard and then the Air Force Reserves where he flew the F-105. He eventually retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He earned the awards of Top Gun, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Armed Forces Reserve Medal. ‘
Goodier continued his flying career as a commercial airline pilot with Braniff, Piedmont, and USAir.