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Dick Myers | Joint Chiefs of Staff

6:47   |   Dick Myers served as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff until 2005. In this clip he reflects on what he saw as some of the difficulties and successes from his time serving. (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
  • Dick Myers  |  Vietnam  |  13th Tactical Fighter Squadron  |  6:16

    Born in Kansas, Dick 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)

  • Dick Myers  |  Vietnam  |  13th Tactical Fighter Squadron  |  7:00

    Dick 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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