David Hartman earned his first National News and Documentary Emmy for his writing achievements and the Aviation and Space Writers Journalism Award for his television profile of B-1 bomber test pilots. He has produced numerous programs about military aviation and space, and as panel moderator, accompanied astronauts Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell, and Gene Cernan on three visits to meet with our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf bases, and aircraft carriers in the Northern Arabian Sea.
For over eleven years, as the original host of Good Morning, America, Hartman conducted more than twelve thousand interviews ranging from world leaders to families in the American heartland. He has produced and written scores of award winning documentaries for the networks, PBS, and cable.
Hartman served three years active duty as an officer in the USAF, Strategic Air Command.
Col. Clarence “Bud” Anderson / American Fighter Ace
Clarence Emil "Bud" Anderson is a retired Air Force Colonel, a Triple “Ace" in World War II. During WW II he served two combat tours escorting heavy bombers over Europe in the P-51 Mustang from Nov 1943 through Jan 1945. He flew 116 combat missions (480 hours) and destroyed 16 and 1/4 enemy aircraft in aerial combat and another one on the ground.
He has an extensive flight testing background spanning a 25 year period and served as a Commander of an F86 Squadron in post war Korea, Commander of an F-105 Wing on Okinawa, two assignments to the Pentagon, and served in Southeast Asia where he was Commander of the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing. His awards include 2 Legion of Merits, 5 Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Bronze Star, 16 Air Medals, the French Legion of Honor and the French Croix de Guerre, as well as many campaign and service ribbons In 2015 at a special White House ceremony, Col. Bud Anderson was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor along with his fellow American Fighter Aces.
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