Shangri-La Flight 21 meets every other month.
U.S. Army Air Corps B-29/USAF Pilot for 25 years.
Over 5000 hours flight time, including combat.
Following retirement, flew for an air tour company in Hawaii.
Returned to Pensacola w/ his beloved Vivian after visiting son Mike when he was going through flight training at Whiting Field; on his way to becoming a Marine Corps pilot.
Married to Vivian for 67 years until she passed away in 2010.
Survived by two sons, Mike and Dan and their families.
Service was held 15 April.
Internment w/ honors held 16 April at Barrancas National Cemetery, NAS Pensacola.