LTC Sherman Edward Flanagan, Jr hailed from Westminster Md and served with the 355TFS/37TFW. On this day he ejected from his F-100 aircraft over Laos and was recovered. He had minor injuries. However, on July 21, 1968, the news read ” A Super Sabre and its pilot was lost during a mission to destroy an anti-aircraft
Joseph Richard Murphy, Jr.
After graduating cum laude from West Virginia State University in 1955, Dick reported for Air Force flight school in Laredo, TX, where he and the love of his life Mary Lou were married.
After completing his training, he received orders to report to the 48th Fighter Bomber Wing in Chaumont, France to fly the unforgiving F-100 Super Sabre, the Air Force’s first level-flight supersonic jet. The three years in France were marked by danger, days and weeks away from home, and enduring friendships.