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
Ronald F. Miller
Ron graduated at the top of Aviation Class 61C in UPT and flew F-100’s at Luke AFB, AZ. He was assigned to the 352TFS at Phan Rang AB, Vietnam, and was “Misty 19” at Phu Cat AB, Vietnam. He also flew a FAC tour in RVN, and later F-100’s and F-4E’s at Torrejon AB in Spain.
In 1972 he was with the 8th TFS Black Sheep at Holloman as Flt CC, Chief Stan Eval and Ops officer. In 1976 he was assigned to Ramstein AB USAFE Staff and in 1979 was assigned to Zaragosa Spain to the 406th TFTW flying F-4’s.
He retired from the USAF in 1982. Ron returned to Ohio to his Dad’s farm 40 miles west of Toledo to keep the 350-acre farm running. The land has been in his family since 1849.
“Thank you, Lord God Almighty, for allowing me to be your co-pilot!!. God Bless America!!! – Ron Miller (2020)