CH Maj Gen (Ret) Charles Baldwin was selected as an Eagle for his outstanding contributions to Airpower, specifically to the Chaplain Corps and caring for Airmen.. Originally, he flew the EC-121 Warning Star and then volunteered to re-train and fly the HH-53 Super Jolly as a rescue pilot serving out of Da Nang Air Base from 1972-73. Ch Baldwin was at the Pentagon on September 11th, where he witnessed the fireball and ministered to the wounded on site in the immediate aftermath of the attacks. He retired in 2008 after serving as the AF Chief of Chaplains.
Years Honored: 2023
Aircraft/Specialty: Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star, Sikorsky MH-53