Richard Lifer

Tie Club # 1552

“On April 7, 1971 I ejected from my U.S. Navy F-4J Phantom shortly after take-off on a training mission from NAS Miramar (San Diego, CA). The ejection was due to a fuel leak and subsequent fire, resulting in a total loss of vertical and horizontal stabilator control systems. The ejection seat performed as designed allowing me to continue my flying career and serve in Vietnam with VF-142 aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65).

Thank you Martin-Baker for your hard work, which provided me the opportunity to start a family and enjoy my grandchildren.”

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