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
Preferred Name: Ken
Nickname/Call Sign: Killer
Date of Birth: July 12, 1943
Highest Military Grade: 0-6 – Colonel
Ken Schweitzer flew the F-100 from 1967-1969 with the 429th Tactical Fighter Squadron/90th Tactical Fighter Squadron out of Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam.