Recognition of NC Beta Brothers special achievements
Col. W. Frank Furr '64
Son Adam meets his Daddy
U.S. Air Force 1964-1992Assignments
Over 3500 hrs of flying with over 1200 combat time.
Oct '64 - Oct '65 Craig AFB, AL Undergraduate Pilot Training
Nov'65 - Jun '66 Perrin AFB, TX F-102 Training
Jul'66 - Jul'69 Hahn AB, Germany Interceptor Pilot, F-102, 496th FIS
Aug'69 - Feb'70 Eglin AFB, FL OV-10 Training
Mar'70 - Nov'70 DaNang AB, Vietnam Forward Air Controller (FAC) OV-10, COVEY 296
Dec'70 - Jul'71 Cam Rahn AB, Viet. Director Special Ops - FAC OV-10, DART 07
Aug'71 - Jul'76 Davis Monthan AFB, AZ Reconnaissance Pilot, U-2
Aug'76 - Jul'77 Pentagon, DC AF Staff, Reconnaissance Operations
Aug'77 - May'80 Pentagon, DC Joint Reconnaissance Office, JCS-J3
Jun'80 - Jul'81 RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus Commander Olive Harvest, U-2 Mideast Operations
Aug'81 - Jan'82 Howard AB, Panama Reconnaissance Ops for SOUTHCOM
Feb'82 - Oct'84 Beale AFB, CA Commander 496thSRS, U-2 Worldwide Operations
Oct'84 - May'88 Offutt AFB, NE Dir. U-2/SR-71 Ops
Jun'88 - Jul'90 Pentagon, DC Dir. Current Collection Ops, DIA
Aug'90 - May'92 Pentagon, DC Special Assistant to the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for IntelligenceAwards
Distinguished Flying Cross with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Medal with 16 Oak Leaf Clusters
GENERAL BILLY J. BOLES ‘61
General Billy J. Boles
born in 1938, King, North Carolina.
Retired April 1, 1997.
General Boles last command was commander of Air Education and Training Command, headquartered at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. As commander, he was responsible for recruiting and accessing Air Force personnel and providing them military, technical and flying training. His command included two numbered Air Forces, Air University, Air Force Recruiting Service and Wilford Hall Medical Center. Air Education and Training Command consisted of 13 bases, 43,000 active duty members and 14,000 civilians.
General Boles was commissioned through the ROTC program entering active duty in March 1962. He has held a variety of staff assignments at the major command and Air Staff levels.
1961 Bachelor of science degree, North Carolina State University
1966 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1973 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
1981 National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1962 Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.
1962 - 1964 Greenville Air Force Base, Miss.
1964 - 1965 Amarillo Air Force Base, Texas
1965 Tan Son Nhut Air Base, South Vietnam
1965 - 1966 Amarillo Air Force Base, Texas
1966 - 1967 Headquarters 7th Air Force, Tan Son Nhut Air Base, South Vietnam
1967- 1972 Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
1972 - 1973 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
1973 - 1977 Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
1977 - 1980 Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va.
1980 - 1981 National War College, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
1981 - 1983 Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
1983 - 1985 Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va.
1985 - 1987 Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
1987 - 1988 Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
1988 - 1991 Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
1991 - 1995 Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
1995 Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
General Anthony C. McAuliffe
General Anthony C. McAuliffe
Although not a brother from NC Beta, we thought this deserved recognition.
The famous reply "NUTS” to the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge in WW2 was from a Sig Ep.
General Anthony C. McAuliffe (July 2, 1898 - August 11, 1975) entered West Virginia University in 1916, joined the fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon, and graduated from West Point in November 1918 as a Second Lieutenant.
General McAuliffe was the U.S. Army general who commanded the defending 101st Airborne troops during the Battle of Bastogne, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. He was famous for his single-word reply to a German surrender ultimatum.
McAuliffe was serving as Commander of Division Artillery of the 101st Airborne Division when he parachuted into Normandy on D-Day and when he entered into Holland during Operation Market-Garden in a glider. In December 1944, he served as acting Commander of the 101st Airborne Division and its attached troops during the siege of Bastogne. It was when they became surrounded and the Germans demanded their surrender that he sent back his now-famous reply to the German commander, General Heinrich von Luettwitz: "NUTS!". His forces were able to hold off the German siege until the 4th Armored Division was able to arrive to provide reinforcement. For his actions, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by General Patton on December 30, 1944.
In 1965, his old fraternity from West Virginia University granted him the SigEp Citation, their highest honor.
He is buried along with his wife, son and daughter in Arlington National Cemetery