In Memory

Peter Jahns

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06/16/11 04:59 PM #1    

Mike McTaggart


Air Force Major Peter 'Oly' Jahns of Cibolo, age 39, died in a T-38 aircraft accident on March 19, 2003 at Randolph AFB. Pete was born in Tulsa, OK and graduated in 1981 from Memorial High School in Houston.

After graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1985, he began a flying career at Pilot Training at Columbus AFB, MS. His first assignment was in the F-15 at Langley AFB, VA where he achieved the distinction of flight instructor and examiner. Following the F-15, he continued instructing in Enid, OK, in the T-37. His final active duty tour occurred at Randolph AFB as a T-38 instructor at USAF Pilot Instructor Training. He continued his role as T-38 Instructor in the Air Force Reserve at Laughlin AFB, and finally back at Randolph AFB.

While in the Reserves, Pete also flew commercially as an airline pilot with United Airlines. His numerous military decorations include the Air Force Commendation Medal and Meritorious Service Medal. Pete also earned two Master's Degrees in Aerospace Engineering and International Relations.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rhonda; stepdaughter, Jenea; children, Alex (5) and Allison (3); parents, Hans and Suse Jahns and his sisters, Katrin, Heide and Elke; sisters-in-law, Denise and Wanda; brothers-in-law, Jeff, Malcom and Andy; nieces, Ria and Sarah; nephews, Michael, Tyler and James and extended family members.

His love for flying was only surpassed by that for his wife and children. He was a great husband, father, pilot and friend. He will be deeply missed.

Memorial Services with Full Military Honors will be held at the Randolph AFB Chapel One at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 under the direction of Schertz Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Peter Jahns Memorial Fund at Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union. Arrangements by Schertz Funeral Home.

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