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Clyde E. Morgan


1929 - 2008 In Memoriam Condolences
Clyde E. Morgan In Memoriam

In Loving Memory

Clyde E. Morgan
Lt. Col. USAF, Retired
October 2, 1929 - April 30, 2008

Clyde E. Morgan was born on a farm in northwest Arkansas on October 2, 1929. He attended a one-room school, grades 1-8, and moved to California in 1945, graduating from high school in 1946. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1950 at the start of the Korean War and was accepted in Aviation Cadets in 1952 as a navigator/bombardier, graduating as Cadet Commander and as Distinguished Cadet. He was accepted in pilot training in 1954. In 1955 he was assigned to Westover AFB, Massachusetts, to the newly activated 384th Air Refueling Squadron, where he flew KC-97s, and was assigned as 8th Air Force Command Crew Pilot in 1962. While at Westover AFB, he met and married Diane, his wife of 43 years. In 1965 he was assigned to Andersen AFB, Guam, as part of the B-52 Arc-Light program. After his tour of duty in Guam, he flew KC-135s at Travis AFB, California. In 1969 he was assigned as Senior Controller, 15th Air Force, March AFB, California, and was later assigned as Senior Controller at the United Nations Command Center in Korea. Following his assignment in Korea, he was assigned as Operations Officer for the USCINC EUR Airborne Command Post at Mildenhall AB, England. In 1977 he was assigned to Beale Air Force Base as Chief, Command/Control for the 9th and 100th Wings. He retired in 1980 after a 30-year career, accumulating some 7,000 hours of flying in numerous aircraft. Military awards include the Meritorius Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Air Medal, and the Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, among others. He returned to school in 1981, achieving the Academic Excellence Award at Yuba College and graduating Cum Laude from California State University, Chico, in 1985. He was an AARP Tax Aide in Yuba City for many years.

He is greatly missed by
Diane and sons James Morgan and Todd Ansty.
Published in Appeal Democrat on Apr. 30, 2015
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