Dallas Morning News story about Larry Whitfford – Misty 136, KIA Laos

After 47 years, the daughter of a pilot killed in action waits for answers | Dallas Morning News

Dallas Morning News story

It is not easy to write a letter about your dead father to the president.Nancy believes that if the president knows about the sacrifice her father made when his F-100 Super Sabre crashed Nov. 2, 1969, then he’ll be thinking about him when he becomes the first sitting president to visit Laos in September.

Maybe then he’ll make a point of asking the Lao to let more recovery specialists into the country. Maybe then they’ll make it easier to dig up remains of the hundreds more waiting to come home.

Misty Reunion: Dayton Sept 29-October 1.

Misty Mini Reunion: Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2016 in conjunction with induction of Bud Day into the National Aviation Hall of Fame.

Detailed Schedule, costs, activities etc. available. Email: Joe Caruso

October 2016 ceremony enshrines first Shuttle pilot, Medal of Honor recipient, NASA pioneer and former EAA leader.

Source: National Aviation Hall of Fame

 

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Capt. Robert L. Crippen, USN (Ret) – Former Naval Aviator who later joined the NASA astronaut corps, piloting first NASA Space Shuttle mission, STS-1, and three others before transitioning to Shuttle mission director roles.

 The late Col. George “Bud” Day, USAF (Ret) – Marines Corps combat veteran of WWII who became Air Force fighter pilot in Korea and S.E. Asia; shot down and spent 67 months as Vietnam War POW, earning the Medal of Honor.

The late Col. George “Bud” Day, USAF (Ret) – Marines Corps combat veteran of WWII who became Air Force fighter pilot in Korea and S.E. Asia; shot down and spent 67 months as Vietnam War POW, earning the Medal of Honor.

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Christopher “Chris” Kraft, Jr. – NACA Aeronautical Engineer who became NASA’s first Flight Director, creating, implementing and directing its Mission Control Center for manned space flight programs.

Tom Poberezny – Two-time former aerobatic champion and air show performer who later served as President, Chairman and CEO of the EAA; established the EAA Young Eagles program to encourage youth to become pilots.

Tom Poberezny – Two-time former aerobatic champion and air show performer who later served as President, Chairman and CEO of the EAA; established the EAA Young Eagles program to encourage youth to become pilots.

Las Vegas, NV – Nov. 18, 2015)  Today the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) announced the names of four individuals who have been elected for enshrinement at its annual formal ceremony on Saturday, October 1, 2016 in Dayton.  Enshrinement Director Ron Kaplan and NAHF Trustee Phil Roberts revealed the names before an audience of nearly 1,000 attendees at a special session of the annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Each year, the NAHF Board of Nominations, a voting body comprised of over 120 aviation professionals nationwide, selects a handful of previously nominated air and space pioneers to be recognized for their achievements with enshrinement into the NAHF.  Since its founding in 1962, 229 men and women have been so honored.

The NAHF Class of 2016 is a diverse group representing a broad range of enduring contributions to both the advancement of flight and the manned exploration of space.  The four to be formally enshrined on October 1, 2016, are:

The 54th Annual NAHF Enshrinement Dinner & Ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the National Aviation Hall of Fame Learning Center and the adjacent National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.  The black-tie ceremony is often referred to as “America’s Oscar Night of Aviation,”

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Source: National Aviation Hall of Fame

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