Colonel (Ret) Leroy Stutz (POW) was selected as an Eagle for his outstanding contributions to aviation. He served in the KS ANG and USAF. While serving in Vietnam, he became a POW, where he remained for 6.5 years. He was imprisoned with Robbie Risner, James Stockdale, and John McCain in the Hanoi Hilton. While serving, he received numerous medals, including two Silver Stars, two Legions of Merit, two Bronze Stars (Valor), and the Distinguished Flying Cross.