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In Memory of Maj Allen Homstead

MAJ (Ret) ALLAN HOMSTEAD

 Allen Homstead, former HQ TAC Life Support officer passed away on Jan 8th 2019 at the age of 83.   He was a fighter pilot in Vietnam with over 300 combat sorties in the F-4, 1000 hours aircraft commander in the C-130 and spent 16 years as a crop duster pilot.  Al was also a sports pioneer and started jumping in the late 50’s. While stationed at the Air Force academy, Al was the Chief Pilot at the National Parachuting Championships and started the jump school.  He was also an aircraft mechanic and avid motorcyclist.  Maj Homstead attended our second and fifth reunions.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Homstead family as they face this sad time.

MAJ ALLAN HOMSTEAD

1967 – 1968             497 IFS/LSO/UBON AB, THAILAND

1968 – 1970             4453 CCTW/LSO/DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB, AZ

1970 – 1975              USAF ACADEMY/CO CHIEF, PARACHUTE BRANCH/PETERSON AFB, CO

1975 – 1978              HQ TAC/ CHIEF, L.S. BRANCH/LANGLEY AFB, VA

One reply on “In Memory of Maj Allen Homstead”

Al was my friend, my mentor and my higher headquarters supervisor when I was LSO at the 57 FWW. He will be missed and always admired. Fly West my friend.

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