January 29, 2013 — Santa Barbara, Ca
RRA was my Dad. He sevred in the USAAC in WW2 (fighter pilot in Burma) The hump with the 88 aces. After 30 years he retired form the USAF at the rank of Lt. Col. He loved what he did so much that he was constantly gone, off to war. WW2, Korea, Congo conflict and a tour in Vietnam.
He flew the following: TA 26 trainer, P40, P51, F-11.
Personal note: He liked his booze and cig's. It got the best of him and he died young in 1992 at the age of 75. He tried to be a good father but did not know how. He was very driven to do better and therfore I have good admiration in that he sevred our conutry well. He priovided all of us a great safe country to live. Provided the freedom of speech and thought. I am thankfull for that.
I will post a picture soon.