Ted Brian Hallenbeck
Captain Ted B. Hallenbeck of the 547th Special Operations Training Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida, was killed in an aircraft accident on 5 February 1973 near Koke-Theim Airport, while on temporary duty. He was the instructor pilot on an AU-23 which crashed five miles from the runway. Before his present assignment he served at Phan Rang Air Base in Vietnam and Loredo Air Force Base, Texas. Captain Hallenbeck graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1968. Ted was born on 10 March 1946 at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C. He attended Air Academy High School, U.S.A.F.A., Colorado where he lettered in football and baseball. While serving as a cadet he was active in Ski Club, Rally Committee, Saddle Club, Water Ski Club and Cheerleading. Ted was on the Commandant's List his first year at the Academy and graduated with a major in International Affairs. His decorations included the Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster and the Air Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters. He is survived by his parents, Brigadier General (Retired) and Mrs. Ralph J. Hallenbeck, and three brothers, Don, Rudy, and Lane. Don and Rudy graduated from the Academy in 1966 and 1969.
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