Stanley Frank Bloyer (1968)

Stanley Frank Bloyer, of Fort Walton Beach, FL, died March 15, 2012. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree from the College of Business Administration. Captain Bloyer had a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy beginning as an Aviation Reserve Officer Candidate in 1966 and ending with his retirement in 1994. During his military service Stan amassed more than 5,000 civil and military flight hours and 1,100 carrier arrested landings. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Air Medal (three individual and 18 strike/flight awards for his heroic actions in combat). Following his retirement he offered flight instruction in vintage aircraft and flew a variety of former military aircraft for government and defense customers for test and training purposes.

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