Today’s is Air Force Veteran George Eade. George was a four-star general and World War II pilot.
George was born in Lockney, Texas in October 1921. He later moved to the Chicago area, where he graduated from York High School in Elmhurst, Illinois. George went on to attend the Illinois Institute of Technology.
After Pearl Harbor, he entered the Army after completing flight school with the rank of second lieutenant. George fought in the European theater, flying several of his missions in North Africa. He flew 37 combat missions, even after being seriously wounded.
Upon returning home, George continued his service with the Air Force, joining the Strategic Air Command. He flew on B-29s with the 43rd Bombardment Wing at Davis-Monthan Army Field in Arizona. Eventually, he was promoted to commander of the 1st Strategic Support Squadron. From 1956-1958, he was the deputy director of SAC in England. George would return to the United States and command bomber units at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana and Carswell Air Force Base, Texas. To finish his long and distinguished career, George worked as the Deputy Commander in Chief of United States European Command. During this time, he oversaw operations relating to the Arab-Israeli War and Greece-Turkey Conflict. George retired with the rank of four-star general and had received the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal for his leadership of some of the military’s most important units during the Cold War.
George and his wife, whom he met in Paris after WWII, retired to Healdsburg, California. He loved spending time in nature. George passed away in August 2018.
Two U.S. Army soldiers were disarmed, detained and questioned by several Mexican troops who crossed into the U.S. last week, the U.S. military has confirmed. “On April 13, 2019, at approximately 2 p.m. CDT, five to six Mexican military personnel questioned two U.S. Army soldiers who were conducting border support operations in an unmarked (Customs and Border Protection) vehicle near the southwest border in the vicinity of Clint, Texas,” U.S. Northern Command told CNN in a statement. “An inquiry by (Customs and Border Patrol) and (the Department of Defense) revealed that the Mexican military members believed that the US Army soldiers were south of the border,” the statement added.
The U.S. Army soldiers were reportedly sitting in an unmarked Customs and Border Protection-owned Chevrolet Tahoe just south of the border fence but north of the actual border when they were confronted.
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