Texas Veterans Hall of Fame
Nov 14, 2019
Gary E. Steele
Texas Veterans Hall of Fame

Gary Steele retired from the United States Air Force and from the State of Texas, retiring after
42 years of state and federal service. Gary’s assignments while in the military included
a tour in Vietnam where he was a crew chief and worked on the EC-47
Gooney Bird. His other assignments included several tours and trips to all the
bases in the Pacific Theater. He earned the second highest rank (E-8 SMSgt) possible
under the enlisted structure. His job titles ranged from Crew Chief to Training
Superintendent, Combat Comm Advisor and Detachment Commander. During
Gary’s 21 years, he received over 40 decorations and awards for his service.

Mr. Steele is the co-founder of the Texas Veterans Hall of Fame Foundation. Currently
under development to honor Texas Veterans for their service to the State of
Texas and this great Country of ours.