Leroy W. "Sam" Samuelson

10/25/26 - 12/7/13

Pictures courtesy of Capt. Brian Samuelson (United Airlines)

"Sam" Samuelson served in the U.S. armed forces during World War II. He became an aviation cadet late in the war but the war ended before he completed training to be a pilot. He reenlisted in November 1945 and flew 139 combat missions as a flight engineer on C-46s during the Korean War. His airline career spanned service at Seaboard, Flying Tigers, and FedEx. His wife, Moira of sixty years, predeceased him in 2012 .

Sam is survived by his son, Brian, a United Airlines captain.

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