In Memory

Gus A. Mirich

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08/26/15 08:10 PM #1    

Richard Kennard

If I remember correctly, Gus was a crew chief at Beale AFB on the SR-71.  After he left USAFA, he returned to Beale in that capacity.  Gus had a good sense of humor.  Memories...

08/27/15 06:46 PM #2    

David J. Marks

One of the most colorful members in the Prep School class of 71. He stands out in my memory. His accent added flavor and he was not afraid to speak his mind. We needed guys like him to remind us that we were not just a run-of-the-mill class. I distintly remember his saying, "Only the best will leave here and go to the Hill." His character will be missed. David Marks

08/27/15 10:12 PM #3    

W. Scott Arnott

Great guy and made us all smile!



08/28/15 12:44 PM #4    

Michael F. Garrett

Gus and I were best of friends at the Prep School. He introduced me to a family in Aurora that became somewhat of an extended family of my own. He and I had many good times together both on and off campus. He was a Crew Chief on the SR-71. I saw him after his unfortunate dismissal from the Academy at Beale AFB during our Third Class summer. The training program officially called Air Crews (introduction to T-29 and Navigation training) [unofficially known as Booze Cruise but much more discriptive of the after flight time hours] landed at Beale for a tour of the SR-71 and a BS session with the pilots. Gus was working that day and I received a very indepth orientation to the SR. That was the last time I saw him and was heart broke when I'd heard of his passing, unfortunatelly that was a couple of years afterwards and I never was able to pay my respects. Please consider this posting a testimony to my respect for Gus and a thanks for all the good times I shared with him.

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