Paw~Paw with his WWII Patches off his Navy Uniform~R.W. Marcrum
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A U.S. Navy Douglas A-1H Skyraider (BuNo 137512) of attack squadron VA-152 Friendlies in flight in 1966. VA-152 was assigned to Attack Carrier Air Wing 16 (CVW-16) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany (CVA-34) for a deployment to Vietnam from 26 May to 16 November 1966. The A-1H 137512 was later lost over Laos to ground fire (location 191700N 1030600E) on 4 July 1969 while in service with the USAF 56th Special Operations Wing. The pilot Col. Partick M. Fallon Vice Commander 56th SOW…
Ed Tipper. "When I came out of the Army I walked with a cane and wore an eye patch. The thing I remember most was the tremendous response of everybody I met, to do everything they could do to show support for the military. Maybe the support felt exaggerated to me because I had clearly been shot up and wounded. Whenever I ate at a restaurant I went to the cashier and there was almost never a bill. Or the waitress nodded her head and said: 'A gentleman over at that table has paid.' "