A GUY NAMED HANK,  BOOMPA,  OLD LOVEABLE,
 THE COLONEL AND MORE

The Autobiography of John H. Meierdierck, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret)
Author:  John "Hank" Meierdierck
John H. Meierdierck Lt Col. John H. Meierdierick
 

JOHN H. MEIERDIERCK


Roadrunner Patch U.S. Air Force CIA Patch

Lt. Colonel

Command Pilot Wings


Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Good Conduct Medal

American Defense Service Medal

American Service Medal

Euro-Africa-Mid East w/5 Battle Stars

WWII Victory Medal

National Defense Service Medal
Korean Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
50th Anniversary Korean War Medal


Mierdierck CIA medal
Meierdierck CIA award and the Merlin award awarded at Roadrunners Internationale Groom Lake 50th anniversary - October 6, 2005
medal citation medal front medal rear medal letter Pete Merlin citation Piece of downed U-2

THE COLONEL SPEAKS

Forward
              This document has been prepared at the urging of my family. They have heard bits and pieces of the happenings during our life and wish to be told the whole story. Memory has a way of playing tricks but I will scratch my head a few times and try to get the facts correct. Don’t be too critical of the format. I know that it jumps around but chronology has never been one of my strong points.
              I will include a few photos here and there and they may add to your interest. This document will never be finished until I decide to “FLY” again to unknown skies. Lets hope that will be a long way off.
             Millie and I never did get “RICH” but we are “RICH” in that we have a wonderful family and we have been given time to enjoy them and they to know their grandparents. For this, we are justly happy and proud. May they continue, as we have, and live a long and wonderful life.
             Enjoy this book and remember that no one is perfect and that it was a very enjoyable time for both of us.

     We love you all

                                                                 HANK            MILLIE


 
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