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Brig Gen Tom Fleming | Multiple Units - Air Force

6:16   |   With one eye on the space race and one eye on Vietnam, Tom Fleming started his military career as the battalion commander of his high school ROTC. He got an appointment to the Air Force Academy, where he earned a private pilots license in between the hazing.

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  • Brig Gen Tom Fleming  |  Cold War  |  Multiple Units  |  9:24

    From the beginning, Tom Fleming wanted to be a fighter pilot. He settled for a tour as a forward air controller in Vietnam and, after that, his quest for fighters continued as he embarked on a lengthy Air Force career. That career took him to Turkey, Germany, many stateside bases and the Pentagon, but it was Hawaii that was most satisfactory.

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