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Title F-4E Phantom II
Accession Number 2012.200
Description Wood model of a F-4E Phantom II and signed by Steve Ritchie of the 555th Tac. Fighter Squadron.
He signed this model on one of his trips to the museum. He also spoke at a dinner meeting that night.
Notes Brigadier General Richard Stephen "Steve" Ritchie born in Reidsville, North Carolina) was an officer in the United States Air Force and the Colorado Air National Guard, and a general officer in the Air Force Reserve. Ritchie joined Navy Commander Randy Cunningham as the only two pilots (along with three airborne weapons officers) among the five American aces during the Vietnam War. Ritchie is a recipient of the Air Force Cross, the second highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of the United States Air Force.
Object ID 2012.200.13