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Trying to contact Col (?) Michael J. Lepper

Unread postPosted: 12 Apr 2009, 20:18
by briantx
The last info I can find showed him at Misawa as a Colonel. Mike was the Exec Officer to the Commander, 16AF ( and one hell of an F-16 pilot) when I was the Senior Enlisted Advisor. I've gone the Google route without much luck - hopefully someone here might know him. Thanks.

RE: Trying to contact Col (?) Michael J. Lepper

Unread postPosted: 31 May 2010, 03:47
by glep
Brian, I know how you can get in contact with Mike. However, I don't feel comfortable disclosing that information to you untill I know who you are.

Unread postPosted: 31 May 2010, 07:22
by ygbsm
With all due respect, how does a Senior Enlisted Advisor know if someone is "one hell of a F-16 pilot?"

We need to live in a more reality based world here people. This kind of statement is right up there with Eagles are better than Vipers, the F-35 ain't sh*t, etc.

Now, if you had said "he is the best Colonel I've worked with," I could respect that opinion. Of course, it would be yours.

Unread postPosted: 31 May 2010, 20:40
by glep
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Unread postPosted: 01 Jun 2010, 08:56
by ygbsm
Glep, you have no email under your profile to PM you.

Just trying to keep it real here dog...good luck in Nav school.

Unread postPosted: 01 Jun 2010, 09:04
by ygbsm
Unregard previous...I just figured out the PM on this forum...

Glep, check your PM

Unread postPosted: 01 Jun 2010, 09:21
by ygbsm
oh, and Brian, last that I heard was 1 AF SEADS at Tyndall circa 2001.

Unread postPosted: 02 Jun 2010, 03:09
by geogen
To ygbsm and glep...

both you dogs rule, and thanks for your service. From just a dude who sleeps well at night, thanks to the peace-keepers.

Unread postPosted: 08 Jun 2010, 06:09
by briantx
ygbsm wrote:With all due respect, how does a Senior Enlisted Advisor know if someone is "one hell of a F-16 pilot?"

We need to live in a more reality based world here people. This kind of statement is right up there with Eagles are better than Vipers, the F-35 ain't sh*t, etc.

Now, if you had said "he is the best Colonel I've worked with," I could respect that opinion. Of course, it would be yours.


Most times I guess I'd go on intuition - like how sometimes you just know someone is a jerk.

But in the case of Col (then Capt) Lepper I relied on what his fellow pilots told me along with what his commander said. I did have the chance to fly with him in an F-16 but since my eyes were closed most of the time I really couldn't determine anything.

I have contacted him - sorry I forgot to post that earlier.

Unread postPosted: 08 Jun 2010, 06:27
by Gamera
] Col (?) Michael J. Lepper

His family name rings a gong, and I just checked my file.
Colonel Lepper and Captain Sneed punched out of F-16CJ WW 90-0801 and WW 90-0811 on 13 November 2000.
40 klicks south of Okushiri Island, Hokkaidou, Japan; or about 3 klicks east of Ooshima, Matsumae Town, Hokkaidou.

AFAIK, Lepper was rescued, and Sneed was MIA/BNR.

See
http://www.f-16.net/news_article683.html

Re: Trying to contact Col (?) Michael J. Lepper

Unread postPosted: 14 Jan 2020, 11:34
by Gamera
https://www.circlevilleherald.com/commu ... 84f5d.html

Sneed donates to Soldiers Monumental Museum

2010/03/31

Robert Sneed recently donated his son’s military uniforms to the Soldiers Monumental Museum.
His son was Capt. Warren B. Sneed, who was lost in the Sea of Japan in 2000.
Capt. Sneed supervised the training of cadets, officers, and enlisted personnel at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado.
In 1998 he became a member of the 14th Fighter Squadron Fightin' Samurai; as a four-ship flight lead he had over 850 flights on the F-16 and T-38, had over 70 combat sorties.
He was awarded the Aerial Achievement Medal for Outstanding Achievement as a pilot and the Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service.
He was a graduate of Circleville High School.