I was a flight surgeon at Beale AFB when the SR-71 became operational and deployed with the 9th SRW to Kadena subsequently. Everything about the operation - the science, the engineering, the organization was (and remains) awe inspiring to me. The level of professsionalism from the enlisted personnel in the PSD to the Pilots and Command Staff was exemplary. Several of the Pilots I knew rose to become General Officers. Reading Major Shul's story takes me back 45years.