Captain Michael King Smith - Major Rhory Roger Draeger Memorial - McMinnville, Oregon
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N 45° 12.007 W 123° 08.724
10T E 488580 N 5005191
Quick Description: Memorial for two Oregon Air National Guard pilots consisting of an F-15A Eagle on a three sided pedestal with memorial plaques for each of the pilots.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 3/20/2009 6:41:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM6285
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
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Text of plaques:

 

In Honor and Memory Of
Major Rhory Roger Draeger
January 28, 1958 - March 18, 1995

Graduate, University of Wisconsin, 1981
Commissioned, U.S. Air Force Second Lieutenant, 1984
Graduate, Undergraduate Pilot Training,
Flying Excellence Award, 1982
Graduate, F-15 RTU, Luke Air Force Base, 1983
Chief of Weapons, 94th Fighter Squadron, 1983
Flight Lead, 12th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Force Base, 1985
Graduate, F-15 Fighter Weapons School, 1987
Flight Commander, Chief of Weapons, 59th Fighter Squadron,
Eglin Air Force Base, 1988
Mission Commander, Operation Just Cause, 1989
Mission Commander, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, 1990
Aerial Victory Mig-29, January 17, 1991
Aerial Victory Mig-23, January 26, 1991
F-15 Pilot and Instructor Pilot, 123rd Fighter Squadron,
Oregon Air National Guard
Distinguished Flying Cross and One Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Medal with Six Oak Leaf Clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal with Two Bronze Stars
Kuwait Liberation Medal

 

In Honor and Memory Of
Captain Michael King Smith
January 20, 1966 - March 20, 1995

Student Body President, McMinnville Jr. High School, 1981
Sophomore Class President, McMinnville High School, 1982
Eagle Scout, 1983
Senior Class President, McMinnville High School, 1984
Honor Student, Varsity Athletics and Music
Graduate, University of Washington, 1989
Beta Theta Phi Fraternity
Commissioned, U.S. Air Force Second Lieutenant, 1989
Graduate, Columbus Air Force Base, Undergraduate Pilot Training
Recipient of Commander's Trophy, Distinguished Graduate,
Flying Excellence Award, 1991
Graduate Fighter Lead In Training School,
Holloman Air Force Base, 1991
Graduate, F-15 RTU, Tyndall Air Force Base, 1991
F-15 Pilot and Flight Lead, 123rd Fighter Squadron,
Oregon Air National Guard
President, Evergreen Ventures, Inc.
President, Evergreen AirVentures Museum
Founder, Evergreen-Doe Humane Society
Board of Directors, Valley Community Bank
President and Founder, Quality Aviation Services

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