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
John A. Schmieder
“On July 10, 1963, I received my direct commission to the ANG. Then it was on to Undergraduate Pilot Training (Class 66-C, Reese AFB) with Big Jim LaChance as my T-37 flight CC. I graduated with my Combat Crew Training Squadron at Perrin AFB, TX, on May 10, 1966, flying the F-102.
I’ve had the privilege of flying the F/TF-102A, F-100C/D/F (one Atlantic/Med crossing) A7D/K, and C-12 with the SDANG, and flew T-33 and CT-39 with the DCANG during my punishment tour in the Pentagon.
After leaving the Guard, I flew SA-227, DHC 100/200/400 with Horizon Airlines based in Portland, OR, for 15 years, then retired at age 60 (and I’m loving it!)”