The Rocketeer’s (366th TFS) F-4 is a great example of how a Commission can work.  I drew the 336th’s bird and personalized the prints with the individual crew’s names.  The prints made AWESOME holiday gifts for the Squadron and then, I got to be the ‘token artist’ at one of their reunions.

Kinda funny…so, I’m walking up to the podium and “Ferd” McMurray grabs me and whispers, “Hey. You want to impress a bunch of fighter pilots?”  I said, “Uh…sure…?”   And he says, “Don’t. F*ck. It. Up.”  And pushed me towards the podium.

Afterwards, the squadron leader, DC Vest, motions me over and says, “What did Ferd say to you?”  I told him.  He replied, “You tell Ferd you didn’t.  Because I said so.”

Ferd was watching, raised his glass and gave me the thumbs up.  I felt like a badass for about 2 minutes.  It was awesome…

Read more about DC Vest and the Rocketeers here.  And that’s DC Vest on the right…