30 September 1966 – LtCol Walter “Mel” Fowler’s F-100 #553502 is hit in the engine by gunfire over SVN. He came close to capture or death by closely advancing Viet Cong before his wingman suppressed the advancing VC and he was picked up from the rice paddy by an Army Helo. Fowler was serving with
Larry Lee Lavine
Preferred Name: Larry
Date of Birth: November 19, 1939
Highest Military Grade: Select
Hometown: Ft. Wayne, IN
Larry Lavine flew the F-100 from 1968-1969 with the 308th Tactical Fighter Squadron/31st Tactical Fighter Wing, out of Tuy Hoa AB, Vietnam, and from 1965-1968 with the 7272nd Fighter Training Wing, out of Wheelus AFB, Libya.