Author Talk: Lt General E.G. “Buck” Shuler, Jr. to Speak at The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

The aircraft flown by Lt. Gen. Buck Shuler, USAF (Ret.), ’59, is now located at the heart of The Citadel campus. Shuler also flew the jet to Charleston on its last flight. It is marked as his aircraft in colors of the 558 TFS based at Cam Ranh Bay during the Vietnam War.
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E.G. Shuler, known as “Buck” to his friends and fellow airmen, is a dedicated patriot who has lived his life in service to his family and his country. Immediately following his retirement from the USAF, General Shuler served as the first CEO of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force for more than a decade. His story of service and sacrifice is chronicled in Call Sign | Gray Eagle.

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Lieutenant General E.G. “Buck” Shuler Jr. was the commander of Strategic Air Command’s 8th Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base, La. Eighth Air Force is responsible for Strategic Air Command operations in the eastern half of the United States, Europe and the Middle East. It comprises about half of SAC’s long-range force of manned bombers, tankers and intercontinental ballistic missiles.Click HERE for his complete bio.

This program is free to the public with an optional lunch afterward. $10/$12 cash/credit for members or $15/$17 cash/credit for non-members.

Registration is required.

About the Author: Lt. General E.G. “Buck” Shuler, Jr. is a storied and respected leader of the U.S. military forces, having commanded the Strategic Air Command’s 8th Air Force at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. General Shuler served his country in some of the nation’s most defining conflicts, including flying combat missions during the Vietnam War and nuclear airborne alert missions during the Cuban Missile Crisis. This rich experience contributed to a widely successful career in military leadership.


About the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

The Museum educates visitors about the character, courage, valor, and patriotism of the brave individuals who fought in the Eighth Air Force, the largest air armada in history. The Museum uses films, exhibits, artifacts, and archival materials to tell the stories of individuals who served in the Eighth Air Force. Their sacrifices made victory in World War II possible.

Museum highlights include a fully restored B-17 “Flying Fortress” and the multimedia “Mission Experience,” an immersive simulated bombing mission in a special theater utilizing actual combat footage.

The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is located at 175 Bourne Avenue, Pooler, GA. Operating hours are Tue-Sat 10 am – 5 pm, Sun, Noon – 5 pm. For more information, call (912) 748-8888 or

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A B-17 is the centerpiece of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Savannah, Ga.


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