The Tennessee Museum of Aviation, located on the airport in Sevierville, hosted a reunion of Vietnam Veteran A-1 Skyraider pilots led by Operating Location Alpha Alpha (OLAA), 56th Special Operations Wing (SOW). The Skyraider pilots gathered from 10am-3pm on Saturday, May 4, 2019.
Skyraider pilot Jon Goldenbaum, Col. USAF Ret, was invited as the guest speaker. Goldenbaum served two tours, during the Vietnam War, racking up 608 hours of combat time as an OV-10 Forward Air Controller (FAC) and in the A-1 Skyraider. During his active duty service, Goldenbaum commanded an F-15 Fighter Squadron and served in a variety of command positions. Between 1968 and 1988 he flew and instructed in the A-1 Skyraider, OV-10, T-38, T-39, F-111, F-5E, and the F-15. His commendations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, 11 Air Medals, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Meritorious Service Medal, and Air Force Commendation Medal.