Vietnam veteran achieves dream of flying through service in the Air Force
Monday, September 19, 2011
For local veteran Dayton Shepherd, the Vietnam War provided the opportunity to embrace a career in aviation with beginnings traced back to the dreams of childhood.
“I recall wanting to become pilot since I was 10 years old,” said Shepherd.
Raised on a family farm near Centralia, Shepherd’s journey took flight shortly after his graduation from Centralia High School in 1962.