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Watson, Walter L Jr.

Watson, Walter L Jr.

Col. Walter L. Watson, Jr., USAF (Retired) was born in Columbia, South Carolina. Upon graduating from Johnson High School, he attended Howard University in Washington, D.C earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a commissioning into the United States (US) Air...

Joersz, Eldon W.

Eldon W. “Al” Joersz’s distinguished career as a combat fighter pilot, world speed record holder, and exceptional military leader began in the small town of Hazen, North Dakota. Born to a proud farmer and professional baker, he graduated Hazen High...

Gilliland, Robert J.

Robert J. “Bob” Gilliland has the distinct honor of being the first man to fly the SR-71 Blackbird aircraft, forever marking his place in history. He was a distinguished Air Force fighter pilot, fighter test pilot and Lockheed Skunk Works test pilot....