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I recently picked up this USAF Capt's uniform and I've been unable to find anything on this officer. Can anyone help ? His name is sewn on the liner and looks like G W Towne. 

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For a starting point, I found a Geoffrey W. Towne who graduated form the Air Force Academy during the 1960s.  I'll see what else I can find.

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That's really pretty! Looks like he did a relatively successful tour in Vietnam and then left the service after that. 

 

I wonder if this is the same guy? Lieutenant Geoffrey W. Towne (born 24 March 1941, died 11 Feb. 1976).

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It appears that he was killed in an aircraft accident in 1976

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27 minutes ago, BEAST said:

For a starting point, I found a Geoffrey W. Towne who graduated form the Air Force Academy during the 1960s.  I'll see what else I can find.

Thank you

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Very nice set, glad you were able to add a name to it. 

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On 9/4/2020 at 9:01 PM, Brian Keith said:

RIP Captain Towne, you passed way too young, but you've left behind a beautiful uniform to be treasured by historians.

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Indeed.

 

Being almost exclusively a WWII collector, i have what is probably a rookie question - is it unusual or not that he want to jump school?  Or is that perhaps par for the course when you attended the academy?

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21 minutes ago, FriarChuck said:

In the Air Force, jump wings on officers have often been referred to as the Academy Frat Badge, as many USAFA cadets earn them. When this man went through the Academy he likely earned his wings at Fort Benning through the Army Jump school. The Academy later created its own free fall jump program that many cadets get a chance to participate in. Successful completion of either program earns cadets permanent wear of Jump Wings. The Academy program is currently also open to a select few ROTC cadets as well so seeing wings is not always a guarantee that the officer went to the Academy. Hopefully that helps.

 

Friar 

Fascinating - thanks much!

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