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Galloway, Sam

Galloway, Sam

Lt Col Samuel “Sam” Galloway was born 2 June 1947 in Milan, Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1969, with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; the first in his family to obtain a college degree. Galloway enlisted in the Air Force on 20...
Tharp, Russell

Tharp, Russell

Lt Col Russell E. Tharp was born 8 February 1946, in the small town of Yale, Oklahoma. He went to Oklahoma State University. It wasn’t until he was in college that a friend asked if he would like to go flying. After this first flight in a Cessna 172, he decided that...

Isaacson, Clayton M.

Clayton M. Isaacson, World War II ace, commanded Joint Task Force LEO during Operation Dragon Rouge, one of the most dramatic airlift missions ever attempted. Born in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, in 1919, he displayed his adventurous spirit at the age of 19 by riding his...