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
Stanley Phillip Schneider
Preferred Name: Stanley
Nickname/Call Sign: Shotgun
Date of Birth: July 12, 1934
Highest Military Grade: 0-6 – Colonel
Hometown: Monument, CO
Stanley “Shotgun” Schneider flew the F-100 with the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing at England AFB, LA.