Former World War II POW, Korean War veteran, and Air Force test pilot Bob White died on March 17, St. Patrick's Day. "The old Irishman went home at 11:55 last night," his son, Greg, wrote in an e-mail to relatives and friends this morning. Major General White retired from the Air Force in 1981 with a wealth of medals, decorations, trophies, and commendations. Pilot and amateur historian Al Hallonquist spoke with White about his 1962 record-setting X-15 flight, and wrote an "as told to" memoir, which appears in our May 2010 issue. Seeing his story in print, says Hallonquist, "meant so much to him."