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Eagles Honored in 2019

Case, Thomas E.

Case, Thomas E.

Selected for his valor and gallantry in combat, SMSgt Thomas E. Case is one of three Airmen since 9/11 to receive two Silver Stars, the nation’s third highest award, twice for valor and gallantry in combat while supporting ground force operations in Iraq in 2003 and...
Karem, Abraham “Abe”

Karem, Abraham “Abe”

Abraham “Abe” Karem was born in Baghdad, Iraq and raised in Israel. His desire to become an engineer was apparent at the young age of 8. As a teen he explored the Israeli Aero Club and fell in love with aviation; discovering his calling to design aircraft. After...
Klotz, Frank G.

Klotz, Frank G.

Lieutenant General Frank G. Klotz’ distinguished Air Force career spanned 37 years.  During that time, he was Chief of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Plans Branch for the United States mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, served as Director of Nuclear...
Chilton, Kevin P

Chilton, Kevin P

General Kevin P. Chilton dedicated 34.5 years to the United States Air Force.  He retired from his last assignment as the Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, where he was responsible for the plans and operations for all U.S. forces...
Mol, William

Mol, William

Decorated veteran, Colonel (ret) William D. “Hawk” Mol flew 100 combat missions during the Korean War in F-80’s dropping bombs and rockets striking land targets and supporting ground troops.  After the Korean War, Col Mol continued to serve in the United States Air...
Watson, Walter L Jr.

Watson, Walter L Jr.

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

Tengesdal, Merryl

Colonel (ret) Merryl Tengesdal, served a distinguished Air Force career as a U-2 “Dragon Lady” high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft command pilot, with over 3,400 flight hours and 330 combat hours.  She was the first and only African American woman to fly the U-2. ...
Harris, Carlyle

Harris, Carlyle

Carlyle “Smitty” Harris was born April 11, 1929 in Parkersburg, W. Va. and grew up in Maryland. He enlisted in the United States Air Force on January 2, 1951, before commissioning as a second lieutenant and earning his pilot wings in 1953.  In March of...
Beasley, Don A

Beasley, Don A

Retired Chief Master Sergeant Don A. Beasley had a distinguished Air Force career spanned 31 years. During this time, he had 500 parachute jumps with over 10,000 flying hours and numerous sea and land rescues. He supported the first helicopter flight around the world...