Omer L. Ward
Retired: 1985

Wife: June  
Children: Greg, Mitch, Jenny, Beth
Grandchildren: Yanya, Jon, Emma, Michael
Jobs / Assignments
1961 Lackland AFB, TX Officer Candidate School
1961-62 Craig AFB, AL Undergraduate Pilot Training
1962-63 Perrin AFB, TX Advanced Interceptor Training, F-102
1963-66 Soesterberg AB, Netherlands F-102 Pilot
1966-67 George AFB,CA Advanced Fighter Training, F-4
1967 Eglin AFB, FL F-4 Aircraft Commander
1967-68 Udorn AB, Thailand F-4 Aircraft Commander (Combat)
1968-71 Perrin AFB, TX Instructor Pilot, F-102
1971-72 Getafe AB, Spain Production Test Pilot, F-4
1972-74 Sheppard AFB,TX Undergraduate Pilot Training Instructor, T-37
1974-75 Maxwell AFB, AL Air Command and Staff College
1975-76 Osan AB, Korea F-4 Flight Commander
1976-78 Fort Hood, TX Air Liaison Officer, 2 nd Armored Division
1978-81 Homestead AFB, FL Ops Officer, Squadron Commander, 306 TFTS, Wing Assistant Deputy Commander for Ops, 31 TFW
1981-82 Bergstrom AFB, TX Wing Assistant Deputy Commander for Ops, 602 TACW
1982-84 Davis-Montham AFB, AZ Wing Deputy Commander for Ops, 602 TACW
1984-85 San Francisco, CA Retired, Colonel, USAF
1985-89 San Francisco, CA First Officer, Continental Airlines, Denver
1989-96 Houston, TX First Officer, Continental Airlines, Houston
1996-99 Agana, Guam Captain, Continental Airlines, Guam
1999-Present Houston, TX Retired from Continental Airlines

Jul 1974 Bachelor of Science (Business/Economics), Culver-Stockton College, MO
Jun 1975 Master of Business Administration (MBA),Auburn University,

Sam Remembers . . . “ If it moves, salute it. If it doesn’ t move, pick it up. If you can ’ t pick it up, paint it. ” Square meals, care packages of PBJ sandwiches, pineapple and mayo sandwiches, Baby Ruth bars, and anything sweet. We may have been the first people in the U.S. to really use the term, “ bug out. ”