April 16, 2014
Guest Speaker: Navy Pilot, Captain (ret.), and Author David Leue
About Our Guest Speaker
Korean Conflict - A Fighter Pilot’s Diary tells the story of Captain David Leue flying F-4U Corsairs and later F-9F Panthers during the Korean War. His detailed work takes us back over sixty years to describe an upstate New York youth who grew up during WWII and entered the US Navy shortly after war’s end. He describes flying his first combat missions over Korea as well as the arduous steps that led to his earning his designation as a Naval Aviator and wearing his Navy “Wings of Gold.” His book describes the politics that led to the Korean War as well the political developments during the "conflict". Captain Leue’s Navy career spanned 32 years and saw him promoted through the ranks of Sea Apprentice through Captain. His career went on to include leading an A-4 Skyhawk squadron flying combat during Vietnam, chronicled in his book Vietnam Combat – An Attack Pilot’s Diary. Captain Leue will be offering autographed copies of each book at our member’s meeting on April 16th.
Location:Mesa Beverage Company, Inc.
3200 N. Laughlin Road. Santa Rosa, CA
Directions: From Santa Rosa, take Highway 101 North and exit at Airport Blvd. Turn left on Laughlin Road toward the museum. The Mesa building is located on the left side of the street a couple hundred yards past the museum.