The third panel on the monument. It reads:
From Alabama, Gus next went to Bryan, Texas, where he became a jet instructor.
In the summer of 1955, he enrolled in the Air
Force Institute of Technology at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
At Wright Patterson, Gus studied aeronautical engineering. Then in 1956, he
was assigned to test pilot school at Edwards Air Force Base, California,
where he specialized in advanced-design figher planes. He emerged as one of
the nation's most highly regarded test pilots.
He returned to Wright Patterson in May, 1957, as a test pilot assigned to the
fighter branch. He logged 4600 hours of flying time.