View Full Version : Alan Hale from AutoPatch passed away

07-11-2012, 04:56 PM

07-11-2012, 06:48 PM
From article:

"Few knew that Hale had been an Air Force test pilot who worked for Chuck Yeager during the ‘Right Stuff’ era. He was a decorated Vietnam-era fighter pilot flying the famed A-1E Skyraider ‘Sandys’, which provided close-air support for helicopters rescuing downed pilots. He earned the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, and Air Medal (first through fifth oak leaf clusters).”

Said Hale of his father’s courageous fight, “In the end, cancer brought down a man that enemy bullets could not.”"