Fogleman Inducted in Airlift Tanker Hall of Fame

Former Air Force Chief of Staff retired Gen. Ronald Fogleman was inducted into the Airlift Tanker Hall of Fame at Scott AFB, Ill., Thursday, honoring his 34 years of service that included heroic conduct during the Vietnam War and a dual-hatted tour as commander of Air Mobility Command and US Transportation Command. Service leaders, airmen, friends, and family watched the unveiling of a bronze bust of Fogleman in the Mobility Memorial Park as he joined a long list of Air Force pioneers, leaders, and heroes. Before Fogleman’s tour as CSAF from 1994 to 1997, he led the two commands at Scott from 1992-94. In Vietnam, Fogleman flew 240 combat missions, most of them as a “Misty FAC,” conducting dangerous air control missions in the F-100F Super Sabre. He was shot down on one mission and rescued by clinging to the outside of an AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter. He received the Silver Star, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, 18 Air Medals and a Purple Heart. Fogleman is the 23rd member of the hall of fame that includes World War II leader Gen. Carl “Tooey” Spaatz and SSgt. William Pitsenbarger, a pararescueman posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for valor in Vietnam. (Scott release.)