A very young Robert F LaLonde - long before he became Col. RF LaLonde and flew dangerous and secretive missions worldwide in three conflict 'areas' - WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
He was a part of Strategic Air Command in Omaha, Nebraska. His last three years, prior to retirement, he was assigned Flight Commander in charge of all Recon flights over Russia - 24/7. I think they were B-58 Flying Fortresses? He achieved Flight Commander status which is rare! He retired as 'full bird' Colonel - a very brave and talented pilot and man! Our country owns him more than we will ever know!