Although dePyssler was drafted into the Air Force, he says that it is the best thing he has ever done and that he plans to continue his service for as long as physically possible. He was in the Air Force for 38 years until “they kicked me out because I was 60 years old and had served 30 years as an officer.”
DePyssler was in Normandy during World War II and has traveled to Holland, Germany, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Hawaii, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Guam with the Air Force.
They couldn’t kick him too far.
And as long as his mental and physical health are not affecting his work, dePyssler said he won’t quit his job or community involvement.
“I’m not going anyplace. I’m going to continue to work as long as I have a quality of life. When you get to be my age, you start thinking, ‘Am I forgetting more things?'”
,Colonel (Ret.) Steve dePyssler is a 38-year Army Air Corps and Air Force veteran
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