Retired Master Sgt. Eugene T. Beal lays in the boom operator’s controls of a KC-135 Stratotanker, April 3, 2023, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Eugene enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in March 1952 as a tail gunner in the B-29 Superfortress. After he completed basic training and gunner school, he was immediately sent to fight in the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ramon A. Adelan)
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