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360th Carl J. Fyler Crew 360th Arthur C. Way Crew 360th Paul S. Tippet Crew
His decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, five Air Medals, the Prisoner of War Medal, European Theater Medal with three battle stars, and the Purple Heart. He received three awards from the Topeka Combat Air Museum for service to the organization and as curator of the Kriegie Room, its POW display.
He has served the Governor of Kansas as a member of the Governor's Veterans Advisory Commission for six years, and served eight terms as a national officer of the American Ex-Prisoner of War Veterans organization, rising. to the office of National Junior Vice Commander. Dr. and Mrs. Fyler formed the first chapter of the American Ex-POW organization in Kansas and he worked for federal legislation in 1980-81 giving former POWs medical benefits.
He is an advisor to the new 8th Air Force Heritage Center at Savannah, Georgia, supplying POW and 303rd BG. memorabilia for displays. Dr. Fyler serves at the Topeka, Kansas Veterans Administration Medical Center as POW V.A.V.S. representative.
He graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1950 and practiced in Topeka for over 41 years, retiring in 1991. He is a life member of the American Dental Association, the Kansas Dental Association and the Topeka Dental Society. He is also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the Federation Dentaire Internationale.
He has been honored by the City of Topeka by having his name on the antique dental office in an historic drug store building in Topeka's Ward Mead Park.
Elected to the following 303rd BG(H) Position: 6 June 1987 to 30 September 1989 - President