Charles C. Pattillo

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Charles C. Pattillo

Charles Curtis "Buck" Pattillo (June 3, 1924 – May 20, 2019) was an American Air Force lieutenant general. He was deputy commander in chief, U.S. Readiness Command and vice director of the Joint Deployment Agency with headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. In 1953, he helped organize and then flew left wing for the U.S. Air Force demonstration team, the "Thunderbirds". He was born in Atlanta, Georgia. His twin brother was Cuthbert A. Pattillo.

Pattillo died on May 20, 2019, at the age of 94.[1]

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  1. Atkeison, Charles (May 21, 2019). "Air Force Thunderbirds Co-Founder, Pilot Dies at 94". Avgeekery.com. Retrieved May 26, 2019.