- HALL OF HONOR -
ASSOCIATION OF SPANISH FLYERS

The history of the airborne linguist goes back better than fifty years. In that time some have left a positive mark writing the original script for the field to follow. Some were recognized as leaders, contributors, and even, over time, as icons in the MK world. It is with a sense of pride that we honor those who lead the way creating a legacy of duty, honor, and country as this nation's Silent Warriors.

This page, the Hall of Honor, is dedicated to those who significantly contributed to the airborne linguist career field and we salute those who have gone on, as it were, on eagles wings...

- THE HONORED -

JACK BARNES - 1974

ANGELO "ACE" ACOSTA - 1988

ISSAC "IKE" GARZA - 1992

JOSEPH BEARD - 1992
FALLEN IN THE LINE OF DUTY

TEODOCIO MONTOYA - 1993

JOHN SAUNDERS - 1994

MIKE FOLEY - 1995

ELIOT E. LOPEZ - 1995

CARL OLIVER - 1997
FALLEN IN THE LINE OF DUTY

MONSERRATO RAMOS-CABAN - 1998

PANTALION RODRIGUEZ EREVIA - 1998

HECTOR "GONZY" GONZALEZ - 2002

SHANE KIMMETT - 2002
FALLEN IN THE LINE OF DUTY

HENRY L. RODRIGUEZ - 2003

MIKE GOMEZ - 2004

GLENN "ROCCO" LASTES - 2005
FALLEN IN THE LINE OF DUTY

JOSE' RODRIGUEZ, JR. - 2006

JULIO LABOY - 2006

DONALD "DON" NEAL - 2007

ROBERTO "BOB" GARCIA - 2008

HEATH HARROLD - 2012

TONY TRAPP - 2012

IN MEMORIAM

What we say today is only an inadequate expression of what we carry in our hearts. Words pale in the shadow of grief; they seem insufficient even to measure the brave sacrifice of those you loved and we so admired.

/Ronald Regan, 1986
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few

/Winston Churchill, 1940
His name and fame are the birthright of every American citizen. In his youth and strength, his love and loyalty, he gave all that mortality can give. He needs no eulogy from me, or from any other man. He has written his own history and written it in red on his enemy's breast...
Yours is the profession of arms, the will to win, the sure knowledge that in war there is no substitute for victory, that if you lose, the Nation will be destroyed, that the very obsession of your public service must be Duty, Honor, Country.

/Gen MacArthur, 1962

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