The Order of Daedalians was established in 1934 at Maxwell Air Force Base to honor World War I pilots: the first to participate in aerial combat in the service of the United States during a time of war. Founders’ Flight #1 continues this legacy of service by providing a forum to connect military pilots of all eras and by serving the local aviation community through its scholarship and award programs.
Founders’ Flight usually meets on the third Thursday of the month from August to May at Maxwell AFB and at other venues around the River Region of Central Alabama. If you would like information on Founders Flight, please contact the flight via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
KRIEGER, Thomas B, USAF Colonel Retired, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellsworth and Catherine Krieger; his sister, Pearl Powers; infant daughter, Wendy Ann; granddaughter, Hadley May; and grandson, Thomas O’Neal Till. He is survived by his devoted wife, Deborah Wise Krieger and daughters, Kathryn Pennington (Lee), Lisa Till (Keith), Leslie Wise Hoffman (Brad), Jessica Wise Graham (Eric), and sister, Ginny Heidloff, eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and his beloved dog Buddy.
He served thirty-one years in the United States Air Force during World War II, Korea and Vietnam, He was awarded the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross and numerous other medals and decorations. He received his Ph.D from Florida State University and worked at Troy University in Montgomery School of Nursing as Director of Admissions. In 2004 he received the Montgomery Area Council of Aging Senior Achievement Award.