CD: Ron, thank you for taking the time to speak with me today about your good friend Lyman W. Keele, Jr. and the events surrounding his death after the crash of Southern Airways Flight 242. You worked together at Southern, and you both flew out of Dobbins Air Force Base. To start, please describe to me how you became an A-7 attack pilot aboard the USS Oriskany during the last year of the war in Vietnam.
RC: “I finished four years at Auburn in August of 1968, and the day I graduated I took a bus to Pensacola, Florida. So I graduated on Saturday, and by Monday I had started flight school in Pensacola. It took me six weeks to finish my primary training on T-34’s at Saufley Field–these are Continue reading