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SMC Commander Attends AFA Event, Meets WWII Pilot

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center chats with U.S Army Air Corps Lt. Col. (Ret.) Robert L. Hecker during a function hosted by the Air Force Association’s Bernard Schriever Chapter 147 at Los Angeles Air Force Base on October 3, 2014.  Lt. Col. Hecker flew B-17s in thirty missions over Europe, earning five Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross.  After the war, Hecker began writing for radio and television, and has since become a prolific screenwriter, playwright, and producer.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarah Corrice)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center chats with U.S Army Air Corps Lt. Col. (Ret.) Robert L. Hecker during a function hosted by the Air Force Association’s Bernard Schriever Chapter 147 at Los Angeles Air Force Base on October 3, 2014. Lt. Col. Hecker flew B-17s in thirty missions over Europe, earning five Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross. After the war, Hecker began writing for radio and television, and has since become a prolific screenwriter, playwright, and producer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarah Corrice)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center chats with U.S Army Air Corps Lt. Col. (Ret.) Robert L. Hecker during a function hosted by the Air Force Association’s Bernard Schriever Chapter 147 at Los Angeles Air Force Base on October 3, 2014.  Lt. Col. Hecker flew B-17s in thirty missions over Europe, earning five Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross.  After the war, Hecker began writing for radio and television, and has since become a prolific screenwriter, playwright, and producer.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarah Corrice)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center chats with U.S Army Air Corps Lt. Col. (Ret.) Robert L. Hecker during a function hosted by the Air Force Association’s Bernard Schriever Chapter 147 at Los Angeles Air Force Base on October 3, 2014. Lt. Col. Hecker flew B-17s in thirty missions over Europe, earning five Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross. After the war, Hecker began writing for radio and television, and has since become a prolific screenwriter, playwright, and producer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarah Corrice)

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center chats with U.S Army Air Corps Lt. Col. (Ret.) Robert L. Hecker during a function hosted by the Air Force Association's Bernard Schriever Chapter 147 at Los Angeles Air Force Base on October 3, 2014.  Lt. Col. Hecker flew B-17s in thirty missions over Europe, earning five Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross.  After the war, Hecker began writing for radio and television, and has since become a prolific screenwriter, playwright, and producer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarah Corrice)