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Walt Switzer grew up a curious Catholic boy considering a path to priesthood. Briefly, as a teenager, he was in seminary. That was before he discovered girls.
As part of the U.S. Navy's Ceremonial Guard during the Vietnam War, Jeff Spates remembers escorting President Richard M. Nixon to his second inauguration as well as being part of the funeral procession for President Harry S. Truman.
When conditions in the skies get dicey, Craig Wollman turns Mercy Air Care's helicopter around and heads home. He got his start dodging live fire in Huey and Bell Jet Ranger helicopters during the Vietnam War.