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Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

General Duane H. Cassidy

24 November 1933 - 8 February 2016

— Airlift/Tanker Association Hall of Fame Inductee - 2006 —

 
 
General Duane H. Cassidy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 5, 2021
1. General Duane H. Cassidy Marker
Inscription.  Instrumental in establishing the United States Transportation Command, he was commander in Chief (1987 -1989) of the new Joint Command, while serving as Commander-in Chief of Military Airlift Command (1985 -1989), the first "dual hatted" Commander-in-Chief for these two commands, transforming the transportation and air mobility mission culture and history. Responsible for military airlift and global land sea, and air transportation for all U.S. fighting forces and also commanded special operations, rescue weather, and aeromedical evacuation in his role as the Executive Director of the single defense airlift, during his 36 years of honorable service, he lent support to a broad spectrum of initiatives that included and spearheading the acquisition of the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.
 
Erected 2006 by Airlift/Tanker Association Hall of Fame.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceScience & MedicineWar, Cold.
 
Location. 38° 32.408′ N, 89° 51.819′ W. Marker
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is in Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Symington Drive, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Heritage Dr, Scott Air Force Base IL 62225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Airlift Hall of Fame Memorial (here, next to this marker); General Thomas M. Ryan Jr. (here, next to this marker); Major General Paul L. Williams (here, next to this marker); Aeromedical Evacuation Legacy Team (here, next to this marker); Col Gail S. Halvorsen (a few steps from this marker); Gen Robert E. "Dutch" Huyser (a few steps from this marker); C-17 Pathfinder Loadmasters (a few steps from this marker); Pioneers of Aerial Refueling (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scott Air Force Base.
 
General Duane H. Cassidy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 5, 2021
2. General Duane H. Cassidy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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