SSS member Donald Ray Donald Ray Polan, age 82, passed away on December 26, 2019, after a six-month battle with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). He was born to Lee Roy Polan and Alice McCown Polan in Wichita Kansas on October 12, 1937. Growing up in...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]SSS Member Col Ted Dowd Headed West, November 2, 2019 Ted's wife Carol wrote to let us know that after battling Alzheimer's for 10 years, Ted passed away peacefully at age 83, surrounded by his loving family. Ted valued...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Peter T. Potts "Headed West", October 15, 2019. Peter began his F-100 pilot training at Luke AFB where he met his wife, Olta and then was sent to Wethersfield AB, England. He then was assigned to Nellis AFB where...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Everett T. "Razz" Raspberry "Headed West" on September 26, 2019. Razz was born September 9, 1932 in Macon, Georgia to Hazel Cowan and Everett T. Raspberry Sr. He attended grade and high school in Macon prior to...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Capt. William F. Claudio "Headed West" October 26, 2019 at his home in Freeport, NY. Born on  July 5, 1938, Bill grew up in Greenport and achieved his adolescent dream of flying in the Air Force. After a brief...

SSS Member Donald B. "Hot Dog" Mackey (85) Headed West on 31 October 2019. His early F-100 units were the 3595th CCTW at Nellis and the 336th FDS/4FDW at Seymore Johnson in 1958. Don was born March 12, 1934, in Corbin, Kentucky to the late Col....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]SSS Member Ira T. Holt "Headed West" October 30, 2018.  Ira passed peacefully at home, close to his birthplace in Hamilton, Montana.  He's survived by his spouse, Charlene. Memorial Service information will be provided as it becomes available. "Being...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]SSS Charter Member, George Buchowski, Headed West on October 18, 2019. George flew F-100’s with the 48TFW/493TFS, 309TFS and as "Misty 113". After serving in the USAF until 1969, George then became a pilot for Delta Airlines, retiring in...