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The Summer of 1954…
As a “younker,” I was raised in an aviation family albeit in the small mountain community of Saratoga, Wyoming. My folks ranched and built a resort, The Saratoga Inn. Every summer the Conquistadores del Cielo, a very secret group of high-level aviation leaders would fly into Saratoga’s “Shively Field” (named for Jack.
Aviator Extraordinare – Author – Friend It was 1971 — 1972. US Air Force Lt. Col. Mark Berent was the Air Attaché in Cambodia. I was the aircraft commander of a C-131 “Samaritan.” Berent actually ran the entire air war in Cambodia. Astounding! This was normally an assignment for a.
Maj. Gen. Carl Schneider
I’ve enjoyed a long and delightful friendship with Carl. I’ve wanted to put his story on my website. As I looked at his life, via power point, I thought it would be a novel way to provide my readers a unique “read” of the life of a GREAT American! Certainly,.
The Jolly Boys
by Larry Birleffi Introduction by Billy Walker: Larry Birleffi was the long-time Sports Writer for the Wyoming Tribune. He was a very popular fellow throughout the state. Larry Birleffi, a television and radio broadcaster, was known for more than 50 years as the “Voice of the Wyoming Cowboys,” In 2008.
LTC Ron Green
Lieutenant Colonel Ron Green was born in Aberdeen, SD, then had short moves to Wyoming and Nebraska. While in Nebraska he lived under a final approach to the runway there. This was a ‘top-off’ base that had bombers and fighters that flew each day. Ron looked up at the airplanes.
CRIPPLE CREEK as Aunt Mary wrote…
“As I remember,” Told To Me By John Walker By Mary Walker “History of Colorado” May 25, 1961 INTRODUCTION I am going to write about some experiences of a fine old gentleman, John Walker. He spent five years in Cripple Creek, Colorado during the gold mining era. John Walker came.
“Fait pour Valour” a story about my hero, my mentor, Captain Ralph S. Johnson
“Fait pour Valour” (Born to Fly) By Billy Walker The Captain Ralph S. Johnson story is an amazing portrait of a great American aviator. From his humble beginnings on an Indiana farm, we look back on his 100 years of remarkable achievements. NOTE: There are a couple of links at.
Another Ralph Johnson story…
“HAPPY LANDINGS” Captain Ralph S Johnson… Ralph loved Purdue University. It was a huge part of his life and provided him many of the tools by which he made amazing things happen. The following was done by a team of Purdue student historians. They exceeded that which I had hoped.
Lt. Jack Shively
On June 22, 1944, it was reported by the Saratoga Sun that Lt. Jack E. Shively, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Shively, had been reported missing in action over France. The article, which appeared on the front page of the publication, stated that the message gave few details, “only.
Vietnam Primer by Col. Joe Abodeely
Vietnam Primer The word Vietnam conjures many mental images—a country, a war, a catastrophe, a noble cause, etc. America’s involvement lasted a couple of decades and cost over 58,000 U.S. lives; so, why did America even send troops to Vietnam? Anti-war types claim that Ho Chi Minh was a nationalist.