South Dakota Veterans Forum

South Dakota Veterans Forum

Oct 13, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am

Location: South Dakota Air & Space Museum

On Saturday 13 October 2018, decorated US Air Force veteran Robert Schilling, a former airman and gunner on the Douglas AC-47 “Spooky” aircraft, will share memories of his service in Vietnam.  Schilling also served in Korea during the Korean War. At the October meeting of the South Dakota Veterans Forum he will share memories, photos and portions of his own movies taken while serving in Vietnam from 1966-1969 with the 4th Special Operations Squadron stationed at Bien Hoa.

Schilling, a Brooklyn NY native and resident of Custer SD, flew many missions with Medal of Honor recipient and Loadmaster John Levitow, and will give Levitow’s version of the Spooky 71 mission of 24 February 1969, the way Levitow saw it and what transpired.  

Event Contact:
Bill Casper