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Wynn H. Beidleman

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Fred D. Bartleson, Jr.
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Wynn H. Beidleman
Clifford C. Bizek
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Jerry D. Spearman
Jack Sullivan
Neil Tousley
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James Trice
Andrew T. Vassios
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Howard F. Wray
Don A. Zaike

 
After Bartow Air Base (primary) and Goodfellow Air Force Base (basic) it was on to Sewart Air Force Base at Smyrna, Tn.  Hoye & I took no leave and proceeded straight to Sewart to find a place to live, reported in and got assigned to the 331st Troop Carrier Sq. flying C-123B's.  The flying was low and slow, but fun, and I experienced a lot of good flying while there. 
 
I was released from ACDUTY in January '58 and Hoye and I returned to Abilene, TX at which time I started in the oil business like I had planned.  The oil business went south in '59 so I went to work for AAL in NYC, furloughed in March of '61 and returned to TX. I was recalled in '63 to either Chicago or NYC but I decided to stay with LTV as I enjoyed my job. I retired in '93.  I had transferred to the Naval Reserve in '62 designated a Naval Aviator (no billets flying in the USAFR in Dallas) and was flying with the Transport Community.  I flew many trips into Nam and in fact all over the world as the Naval Reserves comprised the Navy's airlift capability as far as cargo and personnel was concerned.  I spent 25 yrs. with the Navy and retired from the Reserves as a Captain.
 
Hoye and I resided in the Dallas area since '61, raised two children--a daughter Laura and a son Blake. Hoye and I were together for 53 yrs. until she passed after a short bout with cancer in January '06.
 
Lillian (a suite mate of Hoye's in our Baylor U. days) and I married in Sept. '07.  Lil had lost her husband (who I knew at BU) right after Hoye passed, a mutual friend got us together.  And as the saying goes, the rest is history.           
Wynn H. Beidleman

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