San Dieguito American Legion Post 416 is honoring Captain E. Royce Williams USN, Retired, Navy Cross and American Legion Medal of Valor recipient. Seventy years ago in the skies over North Korea, U.S. Navy fighter pilot Royce Williams bravely pulled off the greatest feats in aviation history. For 35 minutes, he engaged solo in an aerial dogfight with seven Soviet MiG-15 pilots, downing at least four jets before escaping to land his heavily damaged F9F-5 Panther jet on a U.S. aircraft carrier.
Join us to celebrate and honor Captain Williams. We expect this dinner to sell out fast so don’t delay!
Date: February 26, 2023
Time: Cocktail Hour starts at 4 PM followed by 5 PM Buffet Dinner
Location: Lomas Santa Fe Country Club
Attire: Formal encouraged, Business acceptable
Cost: $125 per person
Photo: Lt. Royce Williams observes some of the damage his F9F-5 Panther sustained in combat with 7 Soviet MiG-15s on November 18 1952. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Naval Institute)