Class Of 1964 USAF Academy

Gerry's History

gerry.jpg Off I went into the Wild Blue Yonder: C-141, F-100, A-7, A-10, F-16. Two combat tours, more than 400 combat missions, Silver Star, three DFC's. Friday night happy hours at the Oclub, back when there were Oclubs: beer, cigars, darts, shuffleboard, dice cup. Retired as a Colonel in 1988; flew to the end.

Then off to United Airlines for a dozen years. Learned that AF life was much more fun, but that big-city life in Chicago can be a hoot. Good timing here as I upgraded to captain in a mere seven years. They threw me out in 2001 when I hit my 60th birthday.

Settled in Williamsburg, Virginia where I enjoy Windsor chairmaking, golfing, flyfishing, beekeeping, and book selling.

Special thanks to the Falcon Foundation for taking a chance on an iron-ore miner's son. Without their help I would not have found my way to the USAFA Class of “64. I'm very grateful to have served with such fine men.

us.jpg And throughout this odyssey my steadfast highschool sweetheart and wife, Sandy, and our two wonderful daughters, Melanie and Ali, have been at my side and sometimes in the lead. It's been a sweet ride.

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