"A Fighter Pilot's Story"
continues. . .
Receiving medal from Ambassador
Quentin Aanenson returning from flight in F-15E fighter at Mountain Home Air Force Base in October 1994.
Quentin at the Pentagon with Secretary of The Air Force, Dr. Sheila Widnall and Air Force Chief of Staff, General Ronald Fogleman, in 1996.
2000, William R. Farrell, a very talented artist in New York City,
finished a painting called the Thunderbolt
Patriot. As he says in the web
page we created to showcase his painting, he "wanted to create a
portrait of a young warrior who had seen too much of war, wondering if
he would survive his next mission. His weary expression would have to
reflect a dedication and personal commitment that only a few
understand." After seeing A Fighter Pilot's Story, he decided my father
" would be the ideal representative for those who flew and fought for
us -- especially those who would never return."
On July 11, 2002, this painting was presented as a gift to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) by a private benefactor.
Don Lopez (Deputy Director NASM), Quentin Aanenson, Bill Farrell, and Tom Crouch (Curator NASM)
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