William Stratton Callaghan, Pilot
71st and 17th SOS, Nha Trang and Phan Rang, 1969

Brooklyn, New York was my birthplace in December 1936. I graduated from Fishburne Military School at Waynesboro, Virginia in June 1954 and graduated from the United States Military Academy in June 1959. I joined the Air Force to fly.

I was assigned to the 71st and 17th SOS as a pilot and served at Clinton County AFB, Ohio; Lockbourne AFB, Ohio; Nha Trang AB, RVN; and Phan Rang AB, RVN. I retired from the Air Force with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on June 30, 1987 at England AFB, Louisiana. I currently live in Dallas, Texas.