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
George C. Poravas
Preferred Name: George
Date of Birth: November 26, 1934
Highest Military Grade: 0-5 – Lieutenant Colonel
George Poravas flew the F-100 with the 101st Tactical Fighter Squadron/102nd Tactical Fighter Wing.