Enlisted 5/5/1942, Commissioned 4/16/1943, Retired 7/1/1973. In first WWII volunteer group from North Carolina to Naval Aviation Cadet Selection Board without college at age 18.
WWII Service with USS Bataan fighter squadron 50 and USS Cabot fighter squadron 32. Korean War service USS Lake Champlain. Received Air Medal (with gold & silver stars), Distinguished Flying Cross (with gold star), Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3 stars), Korean Service Medal (1 star) and nine other Service Medals.
This Memoriam is dedicated in honor of Alice Veach's 90th birthday (2/10/2014) on behalf of their sons Bob (posthumously), Mike and Bill.