A. J. Stinson's Quick Biography
After Basic Training in Rapid City, South Dakota, Allan spent a year at Reese AFB in Lubbock, Texas, training on the T-38. From January, 1965 to September, 1966, Allan was stationed at McGuire AFB in New Jersey. He flew C-130ís all over the world.
Allan trained on the C-7A Caribou transport plane at Fort Benning, Georgia, in September, 1966. He flew this plane in Vietnam from November, 1966 to November, 1967. On several occasions Allan transported entertainers performing for our troops in Vietnam, including Martha Rae and Jonathan Winters. Upon his return, Allan was transferred to Sewart AFB in Smyrna, Tennessee.
In September, 1969, Allan served as a Caribou flight instructor at Dyess AFB in Abilene, Texas. In August, 1970, he was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer. He was treated at Wilford Hall Hospital in San Antonio and returned to active duty in January, 1971. After a progression of the disease Allan died at the hospital on September 16, 1971. Allan had requested cremation, and his ashes were buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
A. J.'s Photos
|Blue Tiger||Army Caribou|
|David Lithgow||Gathering Of The Clan|
|Harry Russell And AJ||Myself and Dave Lithgow|
|Jay Baker||Judo Class|