By Richard Zowie —
Before embarking on his C-47 Zephyr flight July 3 at the Gillespie County Airport, retired Army Air Forces Col. Dick Cole signed two items.
Besides the aircraft’s log book, he also signed a scarf.
The scarf currently belongs to Lindy Segall, but, prior to that, it belonged to his father.
B. Segall was a C-47 pilot who flew in the European theater during World War II. He flew aircraft in North Africa, Italy and France.
Lindy Segall, who recalled his father had only an initial for a first name, said the silk scarf contains the insignias for the Army Air Corps and the troop transport.
“They carried in everything from artillery, to mules, to Jeeps,” said Segall. “Dad used to say, ‘If you can close the doors, we can take off.’”
Segall’s father died in 2007, and he’s kept the scarf since then and has even worn it to several Veterans Day events.