Class Of 1964 USAF Academy

Phil's History

Captain Phil Horton, USAFA Class of 1964, reported to the Academy on 27 June 1960 from South Bend, IN. While at the Academy, he was a member of the 14th Cadet Squadron.

Following graduation, Phil reported to Undergraduate Pilot Training at Williams AFB, AZ. From 1965 to 1968 he was a C-124 pilot with the 31st Military Airlift Squadron at Dover AFB, DE. In 1968 and 1969, he served a combat tour of duty as a forward air controller with the 21st Tactical Air Support Squadron, Qui Nhon, South Vietnam. He returned to the states in 1969 and was assigned to Kelly AFB, TX as a C-124 pilot with the 19th Military Airlift Squadron. He resigned his commission on 28 February 1970.

Following his Air Force career, Phil served in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility with AT&T. He served as President of that corporation from 2001 until 2007.

Phil is a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and fourteen Air Medals.

(Compiled from multiple sources by Doug Jenkins, '64)
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