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LUDWIG, John Henry
LUDWIG, John Henry Jan. 29, 1929-May 28, 2015 Born in Bryan, Texas to Fred Arthur Ludwig and Ina Jewel (nee Jordan), he received his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1951 where he was a member of the ROTC. He joined the Air Force upon graduation, attended flight school, and fought in the Korea War with the 4th Fighter Interceptor Group, flying 100 combat missions in the F-86. He was a thirty-year veteran of the Air Force, earning an MS in Business Administration in 1964 from George Washington University, and rising to the rank of Colonel before leaving the Air Force for a second career in the aerospace industry with Rockwell, Lockheed, and then Computer Science Corporation. He received, inter alia, the Legion of Merit (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), and the Air Force Commendation Medal. He was skilled with his hands and an accomplished carpenter. Outgoing, friendly, and optimistic, he took great joy and pride in his family. After retirement, he became an active volunteer at the Lancaster United Methodist Church where he served on the Board of Trustees, and worked every Monday in the LUMC community kitchen. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Julia Mae (nee Morgan), whom he met on a blind date in 1954 in Las Vegas, his sons, Mark Eric and Kirk Alan, and his sister, Helen Moorer. He was a member of the Air Force Association and the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. The memorial service will be held at the Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W Ave. J, on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Lancaster United Methodist Church ( lancasterunited.org ) or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research ( michaeljfox.org )

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