William A. Veal


Preferred Name: Tony

Nickname/Call Sign: Lancer/A-10 CC

Date of Birth: March 15, 1938

Highest Military Grade Held: Colonel, 06

Hometown: Atlantic Beach, FL

Biography

Units Assigned

  • 1963-1966 613th Tactical Fighter Squadron, England AFB, LA
  • TDY to Danang AB, Vietnam
  • 1966-1969 613th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Torrejon, Spain
  • 1969-1970 309th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Tuy Hoa AB, Vietnam
  • Myrtle Beach AFB, SC (A-7)
  • IP/Squadron Commander, Davis Monthan AFB, AZ (A-10)
  • 1984-1986 A10 System Manager, McClellan AFB, CA (A-10)
  • 1982-1986 Pentagon/Studies and Analysis Division
  • 1986 Retired USAF

Awards & Decorations

 Legion of Merit
 Distinguished Flying Cross (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
 Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
 Air Medal (with 10 Devices)
 AF Commendation Medal
 Presidential Unit Citation
 AF Outstanding Unit Award (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
 Combat Readiness Medal
 National Defense Service Medal
 Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
 Vietnam Service Medal (with Service Star)
 AF Longevity Service Award Ribbon w/silver oak leaf cluster
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross (with Palm)
 Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Flight Info

F-100
A-7D
A-10
Flight Hours:
5,000 (F-100), Two F100 tours in Vietnam.
750 (A-7D)
550 (A-10)

Military Education

Civilian Education

  • BS/Mathematics,  The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
  • MS/Political Science, Auburn University
Biography

Biography

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1963-1966 613th Tactical Fighter Squadron, England AFB, LA
  • TDY to Danang AB, Vietnam
  • 1966-1969 613th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Torrejon, Spain
  • 1969-1970 309th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Tuy Hoa AB, Vietnam
  • Myrtle Beach AFB, SC (A-7)
  • IP/Squadron Commander, Davis Monthan AFB, AZ (A-10)
  • 1984-1986 A10 System Manager, McClellan AFB, CA (A-10)
  • 1982-1986 Pentagon/Studies and Analysis Division
  • 1986 Retired USAF

Awards & Decorations

 Legion of Merit
 Distinguished Flying Cross (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
 Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
 Air Medal (with 10 Devices)
 AF Commendation Medal
 Presidential Unit Citation
 AF Outstanding Unit Award (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
 Combat Readiness Medal
 National Defense Service Medal
 Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
 Vietnam Service Medal (with Service Star)
 AF Longevity Service Award Ribbon w/silver oak leaf cluster
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross (with Palm)
 Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Flight Info

F-100
A-7D
A-10
Flight Hours:
5,000 (F-100), Two F100 tours in Vietnam.
750 (A-7D)
550 (A-10)

Military Education

Civilian Education

  • BS/Mathematics,  The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
  • MS/Political Science, Auburn University
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