Vincent Cattolica


Preferred Name: Vince

Nickname/Call Sign: Proven, Misty 150

Date of Birth: July 8, 1944

Highest Military Grade Held: Lieutenant Colonel

Hometown: Pinetop, AZ

Biography

My love for the F-100 – “You love a lot of things if you live around them, but there isn’t any woman and there isn’t any horse, not any before, nor any after, that is as lovely as a great airplane. And men who love them are faithful to them even though they leave them for others. A man has only one virginity to lose in fighters, and if it is a lovely plane he loses it to, there his heart will ever be.” – Hemingway

Vince retired in 1991 with 24 years of service in the U.S. Air Force and ANG.  On July 1, 2010, he retired from a 22 year career as a CFP and Retirement Planning Consultant with A.G. Edwards & Sons, and Wells Fargo Advisors.  He is now living in Pinetop, Arizona enjoying a life amongst the Ponderosa Pines with all the fishing he can get in. (source: http://mistyvietnam.com/the-men/where-are-they-today/)

Units Assigned

  • 9/1967-12/1967 OTS, Lackland AFB, TX
  • 12/1967-1/1969 Pilot Training, Shepperd AFB, TX
  • 1/1969-10/1969 4511th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, Luke AFB, AZ (F-100)
  • 11/1969-11/1970 308th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 31 Tactical Fighter Wing, Tuy Hoa AB, Vietnam (F-100)
  • 2/1970-5/1970 Det 1, 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron (Misty) Tuy Hoa AB, Vietnam (F-100F)
  • 11/1970-8/1972 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron, England AFB, LA (F-100)
  • 8/1972-8/1991 162nd Tactical Fighter Group, Tucson ANG, Tucson, AZ (F-100, A-7)
  • 8/1991 Retirement from Military

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100 F
A-7

Military Education

  • Command and Staff

Civilian Education

  • MBA
Biography

Biography

My love for the F-100 – “You love a lot of things if you live around them, but there isn’t any woman and there isn’t any horse, not any before, nor any after, that is as lovely as a great airplane. And men who love them are faithful to them even though they leave them for others. A man has only one virginity to lose in fighters, and if it is a lovely plane he loses it to, there his heart will ever be.” – Hemingway

Vince retired in 1991 with 24 years of service in the U.S. Air Force and ANG.  On July 1, 2010, he retired from a 22 year career as a CFP and Retirement Planning Consultant with A.G. Edwards & Sons, and Wells Fargo Advisors.  He is now living in Pinetop, Arizona enjoying a life amongst the Ponderosa Pines with all the fishing he can get in. (source: http://mistyvietnam.com/the-men/where-are-they-today/)

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 9/1967-12/1967 OTS, Lackland AFB, TX
  • 12/1967-1/1969 Pilot Training, Shepperd AFB, TX
  • 1/1969-10/1969 4511th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, Luke AFB, AZ (F-100)
  • 11/1969-11/1970 308th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 31 Tactical Fighter Wing, Tuy Hoa AB, Vietnam (F-100)
  • 2/1970-5/1970 Det 1, 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron (Misty) Tuy Hoa AB, Vietnam (F-100F)
  • 11/1970-8/1972 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron, England AFB, LA (F-100)
  • 8/1972-8/1991 162nd Tactical Fighter Group, Tucson ANG, Tucson, AZ (F-100, A-7)
  • 8/1991 Retirement from Military

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100 F
A-7

Military Education

  • Command and Staff

Civilian Education

  • MBA
Photos