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Gen Richard B. Myers | Joint Chiefs of Staff - Air Force

2:47   |   Following the September 11th attacks, the path to war was unclear. General Dick Myers describes the weeks following from his position as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (Interview conducted in partnership with the Eisenhower Foundation as part of their Ike's Soldiers program. https://eisenhowerfoundation.net & http://ikessoldiers.com)

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Vietnam
  • Gen Richard B. Myers  |  Vietnam  |  13th Tactical Fighter Squadron  |  6:16

    Born in Kansas, Gen Myers had your typical, American childhood post-WWII. He was able to go to college, but like many schools at the time, he'd be required to join the ROTC where he'd learn to fly. With the draft ramping up and the opportunity to fly fighters, he made the choice to commit to the U.S. Air Force at the brink of the Vietnam War. (Interview conducted in partnership with the Eisenhower Foundation as part of their Ike's Soldiers program. https://eisenhowerfoundation.net & http://ikessoldiers.com)

  • Gen Richard B. Myers  |  Vietnam  |  13th Tactical Fighter Squadron  |  7:00

    Gen Myers served two tours in Vietnam, flying out of the Royal Thai Air Force Base in Udorn, Thailand. While there, he flew many missions over Southeast Asia where we lost many men, one of which was an old classmate, Bill Reed. (Interview conducted in partnership with the Eisenhower Foundation as part of their Ike's Soldiers program. https://eisenhowerfoundation.net & http://ikessoldiers.com)

Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
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