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
John Charles Price
Jake Price flew the F-100 in 1959 at Luke AFB in AZ. He then went to Nellis AFB in NV with a Fighter Weapons Squadron. Jake was then assigned to the 10th Tactical Fighter Squadron from 1960-1964 out of Hahn AB, Germany. After Hahn, he flew the F-100 with the 353rd Tactical Fighter Squadron out of Myrtle Beach AFB from 1965-1967.