Buzz Aldrin hanging around

Buzz Aldrin during aircraft egress training at Perrin Air Force Base, Texas in 1968. Did you know that Aldrin graduated third in his class in at the U.S. Military Academy (Class of ’47) — the same year the Air Force was established as a standalone service. After earning his wings, Aldrin headed for Korea with the 16th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, flying 66 combat missions in an F-86 Sabre and shooting down two enemy MiGs. He later flew nuclear-capable F-100 Super Sabres out of Bitburg Air Base (West Germany) with the 22d Fighter Squadron. (NASA image)

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