Note from Shep
The SSS board is pleased to announce we have unanimously approved Dick Pietro as the new “Member at Large” to serve out the board vacancy created by Gordie Peterson’s death.
Dick will serve through 31 Dec 2016. He has been of indefatigable assistance in the recent net increase in membership. He also has deep interest in the same things for which Les founded our organization – preserving the legacy of the airplane, the mission and the people who flew it. Dick is also tied-in with the Guard which will be the last of we reprobates, whether we like it or not, since they were the last to fly the airplane. He has graciously accepted and I am certain we will all be well-served.
WE WERE AWESOME ONCE AND STILL ARE! – ONWARD AND UPWARD – Shep
Tom Swalm headed West 15 January (1/21/2015) - SSS member and Thunderbird Lead in The F-4, retired MajGen Tom Swalm headed West Jan 15th while residing in Plano, TX with his family and in the care of his spouse Charlene Lavern Swalm (Canfield). We’ll have more info on the Memorial service 0n Jan 26th soon. Tom was born in 1931 in San Diego. […] Keith Henniger headed West Jan 10th (1/21/2015) - KEITH D. HEINIGER 1931 – 2015 Keith D. Heiniger was born in Seneca, KS November 29, 1931. The son of William and Helen Heiniger, he was the youngest of 4 boys. He graduated from Seneca Public High School, recieved a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from Kansas State University and a Master of Science in […] Tom Tapman, 83 headed West December 26 (12/27/2014) - Thomas F. Tapman, born in Rosebud Texas on Dec 3, 1932, flew all models of the F-100 and was commissioned as a Distinguished Graduate of Aviation Cadet class 59-c. A caterpillar club member after a Misty mission in enemy territory, Tom went on to be a fighter squadron Commander on a second combat tour. The […]
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