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Paul Millman - Veteran's Group Coordinator
Center for Active Generations
I tell family, business and veterans stories for many occasions.
GrandPatriot: Brian Vognild
Preserving America's Legacies...One Story At-A-Time
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054: "Gear Up"
Brian Vognild, Colonel (ret.) - USAF
|Lt. Brian Vonild next to support tanker.|
"Gear Up"...are words that could personify Brian Vognild's approach in his over 30 years service in the United States Air Force, South Dakota Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserves. He would ultimately retire as a Colonel, but on October 22, 1988 it may have been the last words, that then, 1st Lieutenant Brian Vognild would ever hear after the Boeing EC-135C got airborne.
What was suppose to be a routine Strategic Air Command (SAC) Operation Looking Glass* mission was interupted by an explosion in the #3 engine that started a series of events that could have ended the lives of all the crew members on board. How he got there, what happened that day and what he learned from it is Brian's story.