I sometimes drive by the C-141, “The Golden Bear”, on display at the foot of the hill where the old Travis Air Force Base Hospital sits, just to look at it again.
This aircraft was the first C-141 assigned to Travis in 1965.
During this time, I was the supervisor of printing for all of Western Air Trans- port Service (WESTAF).
I was privileged to fly as an additional crew member on its first flight to Tachikawa, Japan and return with some high-ranking officers by order from my boss, Major General George B. Dany, Commander of WESTAF.
This old boy was in “hog heaven”.
Contributing writer Everett Vanover lives in Fairfield, Calif.