I met one once. Tony Less. He was Blue Angel Number One, back in 1973. He went on to become a Vice Admiral. I was somewhat less auspicious.
2. The head in the foreground was a McDonnell Douglas tech-rep.
3. 1973 was the first year the Blues flew the A-4 Skyhawk. Their marketing hadn’t caught up yet, so I was holding an F-4 model.