Photo courtesy of the Cold War Museum
The President had directed a mission to the Middle East.
Col. Buz Carpenter (USAF, Ret.) was a part of it as SR-71 “Blackbird” master pilot.
He will share his story in an upcoming presentation, “By Order of the President: My Most Important SR-71 Mission”.
The Cold War Museum is hosting the online event, which will run from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on May 16, according to a release from the Cold War Museum.
Raised in California, Carpenter’s goal was to be a pilot. After earning his pilot’s wings in the United States Air Force (USAF), he served in a variety of positions.
These roles included C-141 aircraft commander, SR-71 instructor pilot, Wing Commander in Europe in Desert Storm, 2nd Air Force Vice Commander.
Officials inducted Carpenter into the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame four years ago.
To learn more information or purchase tickets, which are $20, visit Eventbrite.
Those unable to participate may buy a ticket in advance and reach out to Cold War Museum Executive Director Jason Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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