Photo #: USN 1151747
John W. Warner, Secretary of the Navy,
Lieutenant Randall H. Cunningham,
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) William P. Driscoll, , and
Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt. Jr., Chief of Naval Operations
(listed from left to right)
Meet in Mr. Warner's Pentagon Office, June 1972, in a ceremony honoring the two aviators, the Navy's only Vietnam War air "Aces".
Lt. Cunningham piloted F-4J "Phantom" jet fighters, with LtJG Driscoll as Radar Intercept Officer, when they shot down five enemy MiGs (four MiG-17s and one MiG-21) in January and May 1972. They were members of Fighter Squadron 96 (VF-96), based aboard USS Constellation (CVA-64).
In this photo, Cunningham and Driscoll are holding models of F-4 fighters.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
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7 January 2000