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
Julien Walker Freeman, Jr.
On a refueling training flight out of Clark AB in the Philippines (with Colonel Chuck Yeager on my wing), the basket came off onto my probe. Colonel Yeager was my Wing Commander at Clark, and my witness that it was a materiel (lock ring) failure and not my fault.
After leaving the Air Force I flew the B727, DC9, and MD-80 for Trans World Airlines, retiring as Captain on the MD-80 in 2000.
I had a couple of horses during the ’70s and ’80s and enjoyed Competitive Trail Riding. During a furlough from TWA in 1970, I attended horseshoeing school and then worked as a farrier (horseshoer), which I continued for several years after my recall to TWA!