Julien W. Freeman, Jr.


 

Preferred Name: Bud

Nickname/Call Sign: The Fox

Date Of Birth: September 23, 1940

Highest Military Grade Held: Captain

Hometown: Kansas City

Biography

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 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!

Units Assigned

Pilot Training, Moody AFB, GA
1964-1965 Luke AFB, AZ
1965-1968 Clark AFB, Philippines
522nd Tactical Fighter Squadron
523rd Tactical Fighter Squadron
405th Fighter Wing

Awards & Decorations

 Air Medal
 National Defense Service Medal
 Vietnam Service Medal

Flight Info

F-100

Commercial
B727
DC9
MD-80

Military Education

Civilian Education

Brown University

Biography

Biography

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 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!

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

Pilot Training, Moody AFB, GA
1964-1965 Luke AFB, AZ
1965-1968 Clark AFB, Philippines
522nd Tactical Fighter Squadron
523rd Tactical Fighter Squadron
405th Fighter Wing

Awards & Decorations

 Air Medal
 National Defense Service Medal
 Vietnam Service Medal

Flight Info

F-100

Commercial
B727
DC9
MD-80

Military Education

Civilian Education

Brown University

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