CDR Salamander: Fullbore Friday

Most people think of retiring at 60 is retiring early. But in the service, retiring at 60 is about 20 years later than normal.




In 1969, Eugene Krueger left his young wife, Sharon, and headed off to Vietnam, where the 20-year-old’s heroism as an Army pilot would be recognized with two Distinguished Flying Crosses and a Bronze Star.

via CDR Salamander: Fullbore Friday.

Go read the whole thing.

(yes, I know, NG and USAR folks don’t collect a pension until 60 anyway!)

2 thoughts on “CDR Salamander: Fullbore Friday”

  1. Good job, Mr. Krueger.

    Not to take anything away from him, but look up Chief Warrant Officer Five (CW5) Lance McElhiney…he’s just finishing up another deployment with the 4th CAB to Afghanistan and will be retireing from Active Duty this summer. He flew Cobras in Vietnam in 1970.

    The bio at this link is old as he as done a couple more deployments since, but you’ll get the idea.

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