Published October 14, 2016
Staff Sgt. (Sep.) Norman Ransom voluntarily joined the Air Force in July 1967, despite being drafted into the Army. Ransom provided video documentation of Air Force missions in both the United States and overseas locations. He also recorded aerial footage of the closing of Da Nang Air Base, Vietnam. Ransom separated in 1971 and reenlisted the following year. After his final separation from military service in 1981, he returned to school and earned his master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University in 1993. Looking back at his career, Ransom is thankful for the discipline and leadership abilities the Air Force provided him. He continues to further his education and research with the goal to eventually write a book about his life and experiences and plans to donate a majority of the profits to the Wounded Warrior Project.