In the last week of June 1994, Fairchild Air Force base in Washington, DC found itself at the centre of two devastating tragedies which took the lives of nine individuals and injured twenty-two. 'Warnings Unheeded' is the insightful, honest and admirable book written by Andy Brown, the man who stopped gunman Dean Mellberg in the height of his shooting spree.
Richard Harrison Truly (born November 12, 1937) is a retired Vice Admiral in the United States Navy, a former fighter pilot, former astronaut for both the United States Air Force and NASA, and was the eighth Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from 1989 to 1992. He was the first former astronaut to head the space agency.
Charles Moss Duke, Jr. (born October 3, 1935) is a retired US Air Force brigadier general, and a former United States astronaut for NASA. As lunar module pilot for Apollo 16 in 1972, he became the tenth and youngest of the 12 people who have walked on the Moon. A former test pilot, Duke has logged 4,147 hours flying time, which includes 3,632 hours in jet aircraft; and 265 hours in space, plus 21 hours and 28 minutes of extra-vehicular activity.
Robert Laurel Crippen (born September 1937 in Beaumont, Texas) is a retired United States Navy Captain and a former astronaut for the United States Air Force and for NASA. He flew on four Space Shuttle missions, including three as commander.
Charles Arthur "Charlie" Bassett II (December 1931 – February was a United States Air Force test pilot. He was selected as a NASA astronaut in 1963 and assigned to Gemini but died in an airplane crash during training for his first spaceflight.