Boyd Joseph Baldauf transitioned to heaven July 20, 2016, in Pueblo, Colo.
Baldauf was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1926. After growing up on a farm in Clinton, Neb., he enlisted in the Army Air Corps at 17 years old and left home before high school graduation. He wanted to fly airplanes and saw the military as an opportunity to make his dream come true and serve his country. He did get to fly, but instead of becoming a pilot, he was a flight engineer on B-24 and P-47 planes. His 50