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
Milton Carmen Pettapiece, Jr. MD
Preferred Name: Milt
Date of Birth: June 22, 1936
Highest Military Grade: Select
Hometown: Bethel Park, PA
Headed West Date: December 3, 2021
Dr. Pettapiece served his Country in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam as a Flight Surgeon and practiced Pediatric Ophthalmology in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh.