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34th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Thud Era

Korat RTAFB, Thailand - May 1966 to May 1969

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30 - Ray Lewis and Roscoe

Cherilyn Holton: cherilyn1@npgcable.com


I have just been sent your webpage today, and I must admit it is quite interesting, learning more than before.
I am Ray Lewis's sister, and have just learned of this major F-105 pilots and family, learning about a wonderful man, whom I only knew as my oldest brother who flew jets and was MIA until 1989 (from 1966). A very long time to anguish over his condition. I have now been able to put a closure and this weight coming off my heart.
I was only 16 when Ray went MIA, so learning about this side of his F-105 Family is truly a miracle in my eyes.
Roscoe (Ray's dog) is American, I just can't prove it. He got him on "a street corner" and followed him home, according to Ray, just like the story he smuggled him into Japan in his F-105 (another character) of Ray's. Ray was the most charactis, funny, gentleman I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Apparently, he was loved and his personality preceded his death, with many family members from the F-105. Here 40+ years later learning about this man I adored, is truly a miracle for me.
Thank you Jack, for your great words and stories.

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29 - Ray and Roscoe...Together Again~

Charley C Holton: cholton@coastaluminum.com

Hi! I am the youngest brother of Merrill R. Lewis, aka Roscoe's dad~ After 40 years , I have found this web site and many others about Ray and Roscoe...
I want to express my sincere Thanks and Love to those who cared for Roscoe, and my Respect for those F-105 pilots and crews. I am honored just to read your brave and heroic stories...
God bless you and yours, Charley C. Holton
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20 - OLD 34TH T.F.S. CREW CHIEF 62-4308

THOMAS H. JOHNSON MSGT. A.F. RET. [TOM]: uncletomkl@juno.com


I WAS ONE OF MANY TO VOLUNTEER FROM YOKOTA TO KORAT. HELL OF A BUNCH OF GREAT PEOPLE . GOOD AND BAD MEMORIES . WORST WAS WHEN CAPT. RAY LEWIS FLEW MY [ HIS ASSIGNED ACFT. ] THE FIRST TIME AND NEVER CAME BACK . I WAS THE C/C THAT ALWAYS HOPPED UP AND TOUCHED THE LEFT WINGTIP AFTER I SALUTED AND SIGNALED YOU ALL OUT OF THE PARKING SPOT . WHEN I DID THAT I ALWAYS SAID TO MYSELF GIVE EM HELL AND COME HOME SAFE . BEST SQDN. OF MY 20+ YEARS IN A.F. . HOPE TO ATTEND REUNION 2007 IN SAN ANTONIO . WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS ME.

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