OCS 62-A

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Dedication of Memorial Plaque
September 22, 2006\

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                        OCS MEMORIAL

Photo by Robbin Cresswell

Retired Col. Ben Settles of San Antonio, the last commander of Lacklandís Officer Candidate School before its name was changed to Officer Training School, reacts as a memorial is unveiled Sept. 22 "Dedicated to those young Airmen" who graduated 46 years earlier in Lacklandís OCS Class 62-A, from April 3 to Sept. 22, 1961. The memorial, located in the outdoor chapel area at Kenly Avenue and Truemper Street, also includes a plaque from Class 62-A, "To Our Fallen Comrades, Rest Easy, ... from your OCS classmates." Officer Candidate School produced reserve officers from the enlisted corps at Lackland from February 1946 until July 1962. Lacklandís OTS commissioned college graduates with no prior service as well as Airmen who had earned under-graduate degrees until 1993, when it moved to Maxwell AFB, Ala.

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From the Front

From the Rear

Bricks - Left Side

Bricks - Right Side




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