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Colonel Arthur Thomas Finney graduated from Berea College in 1948 with a B.S. in Business Administration. He was also a volunteer fireman on campus. Born in Canmer, Kentucky, he joined the Air Force after graduating from Berea College. After a stellar career, in July of 1966 as a Squadron Commander, he led his flight of F-104 Starfighters to Udorn Royal Thai Air Base in Thailand for deployment to the Vietnam War. On 1 August 1966, on his third mission, he was shot down near Hanoi. Colonel Finney was listed as Missing-in-Action until 1985 when his remains were returned. He was buried alongside his wife Peg in Las Vegas, Nevada, with full military honors. He received the Silver Star for gallantry in action and had previously received the Distinguished Flying Cross during the Korean War. He was, is, and always will be, my hero.