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Ollie Crawford: AF advocate laid to rest at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery (Video)

By By Alex Goad | 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs | Aug. 5, 2019

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas —

Oliver “Ollie” Crawford, pilot, advocate for the U.S. Air Force and one of the charter members of the Air Force Association, was laid to rest with full military honors at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Aug. 5.

Crawford died July 21 in San Antonio, two days after turning 94 years old. Born on July 19, 1925, in Amarillo, Texas, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II at the age of 18 as an aviation student, earning his wings and commission in early 1945.