Thanks York for posting this. I have started showing your post to some friends of mine and, shamefully, none of us have heard of his name or story, and were all retired USAF.
A lot of civilians and members of all service branches (including Air Force) don't realize the many combat rolls within the USAF. Most believe we're "buzz boys" only.
As a Chattanooga guy I love the history of Chickamauga and Chattanooga during the Civil War.
I live a mile south of Chickamauga battlefield and it crazy to know the 2nd biggest and bloodiest battle in the western hemisphere took place right here