08.25.2013 Uncategorized No Comments

Speaking Eagles soar at event in Philadelphia

Aviation heroes featured at Speaking Eagles’ event

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) convention in Philadelphia, the Speaking Eagles group featured Vice Admiral Mark Fox and retired Col. Tom Matthews.

Fox is the new Deputy Commander of Central Command in Tampa, former Commander  of  Top Gun and the Naval Air Station in Fallon, NV, and was also Commander of the 5th Fleet in Bahrain. He was the first U.S. Navy pilot to shoot down a MiG over Iraq in 1991. Tom Matthews, Col. U.S. Army Ret., led the Task Force Ranger mission in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993, and served as a consultant for the movie “Black Hawk Down.”

Former POW and retired Colonel Lee Ellis, Priscilla Fox, Howard Putnam and Vice Admiral Mark Fox at the Speaking Eagles’ event

Col. (ret.) Tom Matthews discusses the “Black Hawk Down” operation in Somalia





Speaking Eagles Rob “Waldo” Waldman and Don Hutson celebrate Waldman’s induction to the NSA Hall of Fame at the convention in Philadelphia

Hayley Brown, granddaughter of NSA member and pilot Janet Lapp, told her story to the Speaking Eagles of recovering from being nearly killed in a plane crash a year ago.

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