LTC Sherman Edward Flanagan, Jr hailed from Westminster Md and served with the 355TFS/37TFW. On this day he ejected from his F-100 aircraft over Laos and was recovered. He had minor injuries. However, on July 21, 1968, the news read ” A Super Sabre and its pilot was lost during a mission to destroy an anti-aircraft
John O. Teague
Jack Teague flew 155 combat missions as a fighter pilot. In the book Classified Secret by Jan Churchill, Gen. Heine Aderholt is quoted: “Captain John O. “Jack” Teague was the first man to push the FAC (Forward Air Controllers) program into Laos. He was a non‐rated FAC. His dad, Congressman Olin Teague, was a great hero in World War II. I got Jack into pilot training when he got back from Laos – even though he was colorblind. That had never happened before. Jack got to fly combat in Vietnam in F‐100s. He flew missions in the Super Sabre, over half of them scrambled from the alert pad. He picked up enough battle damage to win the nickname Magnet Ass.”
On September 13, 1965 while operating clandestinely as an Air Liasion Officer and Forward Air Controller, Jack Teague found himself in a Laotian village, population 5,000, under attack from hostile forces. Without regard to his personal safety, Jack stayed in the village and while under hostile fire, radioed for air support. The area was overcast and the weather poor, yet Capt. Teague was able to direct tactical aircraft to the area, saving the area (which was considered vitally strategic), from being captured. (1)
Teague later taught political science in college and in federal and state prisons. A 1959 graduate of Texas A&M, he remains an active supporter of the Aggies.