70th Aviation Midshipman Designated
[From an article in The ROA Officer, June 2003, submitted by CDR Dewitt T. Ferrell, Jr., USNR (Ret)., regarding Korean War action for the period 13 May to 27 July, 1953, from SS Boxer (CVA21), involving former Aviation Midshipman Sam Catterlin of VF194. (permission received from ROA Magazine to print in LOG.)]
''As a member of the flight (flying AD Skyraiders) led by LT Ralph Ripple, his wingman ENS Jack Dunckel, and Ltjg) Sam Catterlin, the section leader, we flew 33 missions into North Korea. Most of our flights were routine close-air support and interdiction. Lieutenant Catterlin, my leader, was instrumental in bringing me safely back to the ship to land, so to be able to write this recollection today."