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The Tailhook Educational Foundation

2017 Scholarships

Francis Kratcoski

Francis Kratcoski


The Kansas City Bar-B-Que — home of TOP GUN the movie

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Francis Kratcoski

Libertyville, Illinois

Scholarship Description

On March 3, 1969 the United States Navy established an elite school for the top one percent of its pilots. Its purpose was to teach the lost art of aerial combat and to ensure that the handful of men who graduated were the best fighter pilots in the world; they succeeded. Today, the Navy calls it Navy Fighter Weapons School. The flyers call it...“TOPGUN”.‒

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