More detail on this person: CW4 (RA/Ret) Benjamin Jess "Buddy," Epps Jr. was born June 28,
1937, in Morganville, Georgia, pulled pitch for the last time on April 18, 2012. He is survived by
his loving wife Audrey; two sons, five stepchildren, eight grandchildren, five great-grand-children
and beloved BeBe and Spot.
Buddy joined the U.S. Army in December 1954 obtaining the rank of Sergeant before graduating from Flight School in 1961 and becoming a Warrant Officer. During his distinguished career as an Aviator, Buddy earned the Master Aviator Badge and at the time of his retirement he was qualified as an Instructor Pilot in every Army aircraft. Buddy served two tours of duty in Vietnam, two in Germany, one in Thailand, and several postings in the US including flying Army One for two Presidents. Buddy earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart Meritorious Service Medal, 9 Air Medals, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, and a Presidential Service Badge.
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