Lt. Col Wendelle C. Stevens, USAF (ret) was buried with full military honors at the military cemetery at Fort Huachuca, Arizona on Friday September 17.
It was an appropriate conclusion to an American life and came as a result of efforts to insure that the 23 year Air Force veteran would be accorded the respect and thanks from a military he so effectively served with distinction.
Stevens was a member of what Tom Brokaw called The Greatest Generation. He served as a fighter pilot in WW II and during the conflict participated in missions that are still classified or largely unknown. Stevens was actively involved in ufology for 54 years, first as Director of Investigations for the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization (APRO) in Tucson, Arizona, and later as a private investigator/author.