Gary N. Myran, #348, 1954 – 1990
Known as “Gopher” to his 20th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron mates, Captain Gary Myran died following a mid-air collision with another F-4E Phantom II during a training flight over Death Valley, California.
Kirk Hall, Sr. writes:
“Capt. Gary Myran was a member of the former Skyhawk Sqdn. of Minnesota Wing, and a respected member of CAP. We came up thru the cadet ranks together and became best friends. He was best man at my wedding, and I at his. He was married at the time of his death, and had one daughter, I am her Godfather. Besides being a friend and a mentor, Gary exemplified the spirit of the CAP and became an Air Force F-4 Weapon Systems Officer. He was killed during a training accident on July 26th, 1990, and buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minnesota. He was posthumously awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.”