Wall of Honor Celebrates Space Pioneers

Air Force officials and dignitaries dedicated the Gen. Bernard A. Schriever Wall of Honor at Los Angeles AFB, Calif. The wall honors space pioneers. During the June 19 ceremony, Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, newly minted commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center, along with Thomas Taverney, chairman of AFA’s General Schriever Chapter, unveiled the names of the wall’s 2014 inductees: Karel Jan Bossart, rocket designer; Ivan Alexander Getting, instrumental in the creation of the Global Positioning System; retired Brig. Gen. William King; retired Col. Frederic C.E. Oder; Simon Ramo; and retired Maj. Gen. Osmond Jay Ritland. (Los Angeles report by Joe Juarez) (For more on the unveiling, see SMC’s Facebook page.)