George Finck's Photos


Lieutenant Colonel George Finck

Lt. Colonel George C. Finck, USAF, Retired, spent 22 years of active service in the United States Air Force. He is a command pilot with over 11,000 hours flying time in transport aircraft that included the C-118, C-54, C-131, C-7A, T-29, and KC-135 type aircraft.

He is a Vietnam veteran where he logged 1150 hours of combat aerial resupply time in the C-7A aircraft supporting the special forces in the central highlands. He was awarded the Air Force Cross for extraordinary heroism in the face of an armed enemy for action in Vietnam. He also was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with five oak leaf clusters.

He served in MATS, TAC, SAC, AFLC and the United States Strike Command. His last assignment was Professor of Aerospace Science at Bowling Green University in Ohio. He retired from the Air force in 1978.

Following retirement, he established and taught Air Force Junior ROTC at a Haughton High School from 1980-1996. His AFJROTC unit was the largest in the nation during a six year period and his unit established records for the number of ROTC scholarships and military academy appointments awarded to his cadets.

He retired from the school system in 1996. He is currently past president and a director of the Ark-La-Tex chapter of the Military Officers Association of America where he serves as scholarship chairman and letters to the front chairman. He is active in the American Legion as 4th District oratorical contest chairman as well as Americanism and Boys State chairman for Post #202. He is a life member of the American Legion, VFW, DAV and the Legion of Valor. He is a member of the Bossier Sheriff' s Posse, the Daedalians, the Air Force Association and Bossier Noon Optimist Club. Colonel Finck is a former member and Past President of the Bossier Parish School Board where he represented District #3.

He and his wife, Jan, live in Benton, LA. They have four sons, four grandchildren, four great-grandsons and a great­granddaughter.


An Lac - Bridge Entry Dak Pek
An Lac - Major Finck and Caribou Dak Pek
An Lac - Swinging Bridge Dak Pek
An Lac - River Dak Pek
An Lac River - Doc Nuyen Dak To
An Lac Swinging Bridge Duc Pac II
An Lac Duk Lap
Ban Don East Dak To
Ban Me Thout Cam Ranh
Ban Me Thout Loung Son
Ban Me Thout Major Finck, Major Montgomery, crew chief Phillips
Ban Me Thout Mang Buk
Ban Me Thout Mang Buk
Bu Krak Nha Trang
Dak Pek Nha Trang
Unloading Cow Nha Trang
Cam Rahn Bay Nha Trang
Cam Rahn Bay Orphanage
Cam Ranh Bay Orphanage
Cam Ranh Bay Orphanage
Refueling Orphanage
Central Highlands Pussy Mountain
Chiang Mai SF Sgt Lewis, Major Hackney, Major Finck
Dak Pek Song Be
Dak Pek Cam Ranh
Dak Pek Tan Rai
Dak Pek Tieu Atar
Dak Pek Tieu Atar
Dak Pek Tieu Atar



26 Jul 2019 03:40 PM