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  1. James T Rodgers
    March 17, 2020 @ 12:50 AM

    I never new John had such a exciting life. John is a real hero no doubt about it. I have spent many years with John in the vfw and he continues to serve veterans the Boy Scouts his family his beautiful wife and above all his church and God. I’m proud to call Col. John a great and true find. John is also a great speaker.

    • davidegrogan
      March 17, 2020 @ 6:52 PM

      James – thanks for your feedback on John – he is truly a great American!

  2. James T Rodgers
    March 17, 2020 @ 12:52 AM

    I would be interested in such a life exp printed like John but I can’t believe I van do it now.

    • davidegrogan
      March 17, 2020 @ 6:53 PM

      Thanks James – I’ll reach out to you.

  3. H.H.
    July 1, 2020 @ 3:43 AM

    Learned a lot from this, thank you for such a well-written piece!

  4. Carol Edge
    July 29, 2020 @ 10:41 AM

    I’m so glad I found this!!! My dad in Vietnam was a USAF Major (and retired from the Air Force a Lt. Colonel) . He came over from Holloman with the 366th, but he didn’t want to do maintenance, he loved to fly!! So he volunteered for FAC. He loved doing that!! 🙂 He did pretty good, too (of course I’m his daughter so I’m kind of prejudice. LOL) He flew a little Cessna 01 BirdDog. He was there about 1965 to early 1968. (I know because midway through 1968, we were on our way to W Berlin where he became (eventually) Base Ops Officer was at Templehof.

    I just wanted to say “Thank you for your Service!!”

    Carol (Henry) Edge

    • davidegrogan
      July 29, 2020 @ 10:01 PM

      Carol, thanks so much for your comment and for your dad’s service, as well!

  5. Allan osborn
    November 24, 2020 @ 5:17 AM

    John is a close friend and neighbor. I too served 24 years in the AF and was a pilot in Continental airlines. My background is nowhere as colorful as John’s. My only claim to fame was as the section commander of the first class of women in Air Force pilot training. I later wrote a lengthy paper while at the Air Command and Staff College titled “An analysis of the training given the first women in UPT”.