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|William Reid Pogue
Born January 23, 1930, in Okemah, Oklahoma.
Died March 3, 2014, in Cocoa Beach, Florida
Bachelor of Science in Education Oklahoma
Baptist University, 1951
Enlisted in the Air Force in 1951.
Member of the USAF Thunderbirds from 1955 to 1957.
Assistant professor of mathematics at the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1960-1963.
Completed a two-year tour as test pilot with the British Ministry of Aviation under the USAF/RAF Exchange Program in September 1965.
Instructor at the Air Force Aerospace Research Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base from 1965 to 1966.
Retired from the Air Force as a Colonel on September 1, 1975.
Selected as an astronaut in April 1966.
Member of the astronaut support crews for Apollo VII, Apollo XI and Apollo XIV.
Pilot of Skylab IV, the final manned visit to the Skylab Space Station, November 16, 1973-February 8, 1974.
Self-employed as a consultant to aerospace.
Producer of general viewer videos on space flight.
member, Air Force Association Explorers Club
Awards and Honors
Johnson Space Center Superior Achievement Award (1970)
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