|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
Master of Science in Mathematics
Oklahoma State University, 1960
Honorary Doctorate of Science Oklahoma
Baptist University, 1974
Enlisted in the Air Force in
Commissioned in 1952.
Served with the Fifth Air Force during the Korean
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
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
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
Producer of general viewer
videos on space flight.
member, Air Force Association
member, American Astronautical Society
member, Association of Space Explorers
Awards and Honors
Johnson Space Center Superior
Achievement Award (1970)
NASA Distinguished Service Medal (1974)
Air Force Commendation Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Outstanding Unit Citation (as a member of the
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Command Pilot Astronaut Wings (1974)
City of Chicago Gold Medal (1974)
Robert J. Collier Trophy for 1973 (1974)
City of New York Gold Medal (1974)
Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy for 1975
Federation Aeronautique Internationale's De La
Vaulx Medal for 1974 (1975)
FAI V.M. Komarov Diploma for 1974 (1975)
General Thomas D. White USAF Space Trophy for
Academy of Arts and Sciences of Oklahoma State
University Fellowship (1975)
AIAA Haley Astronautics Award for 1974 (1975)
American Astronautical Society's 1975 Flight
Achievement Award (1976)
induction into the 5 Civilized Tribes Hall of
induction into Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall
of Fame (1980)
Oklahoma Aviation and Space Museum's Clarence E.
Page Memorial Trophy (1989)
United StatesAir Force Academy
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