[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...

[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] LtCol Henry "Hank" Buttelmann, the youngest Korean War Ace, "Headed West", September 16, 2019 Hank Buttelmann was the 2nd to last living American Ace of the Korean War. He is credited with 7 MiG shoot downs during June...

SSS Charter Member Bruce MacLennan, Col, USAF (Ret) "Headed West" September 10, 2019 "Big Fella" Bruce MacLennan "Headed West" September 10, 2019, after a 4-year long battle with prostate and bone cancer. He is pre-deceased by his wife Eileen. Bruce flew the F-100 with the 523rd Tactical Fighter...