On September 26, 1960, 155 young enlisted airmen came together at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas with aspirations of becoming Air Force Second Lieutenants by attending Officer Candidate School. This group of men would undergo intense training over the next six months. This training would consist of academic, physical and military disciplines. There would be 825 academic hours and 726 nonacademic hours. It has been estimated that the academic portion of this six-month training is equivalent to two years of Junior College. At the end of the day on March 24, 1961, only 108 would survive the test and graduate to receive commissions as Second Lieutenants in the United States Air Force. These 108 Second Lieutenants would be forever known as the Class of 61-C.
These Web Pages are dedicated to those 108 graduates of Officer Candidate School, Class 61-C. These men would be dispersed throughout the United States Air Force all over the world. They would proudly serve and lead many and varied Air Force Units. The members of 61-C were among some of the most dedicated, qualified and highly motivated officers to serve their country. This six months training in 1960-61 not only produced a very high quality Air Force Officer, but also instilled camaraderie among this group of men that would last a lifetime. This is evidenced by the comments of the individuals included in these pages after more than 56 years have passed. It is hoped that these pages will reflect the dedication and spirit of a very small group of elite men who with distinction, and personal sacrifice, served their country, in peace and war, to the utmost in military standards and traditions.
If you haven't already done so, please send in a biography of your career(s) since OCS, similar to what several others have done. If you want to expand your existing bio or make it better than your classmate's, send us a revision. If you have an existing web page, send us a link to it so others can see it. Better yet, do both.
We'd also like to include a recent picture of you and your family on your bio page. I have posted our pictures from the Shavetail. I know, some of us looked pretty ugly back in those days. We can blame it on the photographer and our barber. If you have some photos from those days 54 years ago, we can also include links to photo albums.
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