Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Carl Shepard stands in front of an F-4 Phantom at the Hill Aerospace Museum in Riverdale, Utah, May 30, 2011. This specific F-4 is one of several planes Mr. Shepard flew during his Air Force career. He flew F4s, F-100 Super Sabers, A-10 Warthogs and various other models. Mr. Shepard logged more than 3,600 flying hours in fighter jets, including one tour in Vietnam.
He now spends his time volunteering at the Hill Aerospace Museum, located on Hill Air Force Base, Utah, educating visitors on the history of the United States Air Force.