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Haywood Shepphard Hansell III
Haywood Shepphard Hansell III was born on 13 March 1933 in Alabama. He was appointed to West Point from the 1st Congressional District of Georgia and entered on 3 July 1951. He was in Company E2, was on the boxing team for three years, on the tennis team for four years and was a cheerleader. He graduated on 7 June 1955 and was commissioned in the US Air Force.
Colonel (Ret.) Haywood S. Hansell, III born March 13 1933 in Montgomery Alabama has left us now for eternal rest. Haywood passed away November 26, 2004. Haywood 'Shep' Hansell was known to many as Tony Hansell and was a Retired Colonel in the US Air Force. He was a loving Husband, Father and Granddad. Tony attended West Point Military Academy graduating on Tuesday June 7th, with the Class of 1955. Tony was a great athlete and he boxed for West Point Military Academy, as well as being a tennis player, golfer and fisherman.
After graduation from the USMA, Tony entered the US Air Force and earned his wings after pilot training at Reese AFB, TX in 1956. Tony flew his first assignment as a KC-97 copilot at Lincoln AFB, Nebraska. In 1960 he was assigned to Seymour-Johnson AFB, North Carolina where he upgraded to Aircraft Commander and Instructor Pilot in the KC-135. Tony continued his career flying a wide variety of military aircraft during his illustrious military career. He volunteered for duty in Southeast Asia and was assigned as a Forward Air Controller to the 21st Tactical Air Support Squadron (TASS), II Corps. At mid-tour he was made Chief, Stan/Eval for Military Region II. Col. Hansell returned to the States and served on the Faculty of the Air Command and Staff College (1971-1974) Maxwell AFB, Alabama, where he was Chief, Strategy and Doctrine Branch, Force Development and then in Strategy and Analysis. In 1975 he became Deputy Chief, Congressional Hearings, DCS Operations at the Pentagon. In 1976 Col. Hansell was assigned to OSD where he served in a series of positions in International Security Affairs. He was promoted to Colonel on August 1 1976 with a date of rank of 24 July 1975.
In 1984 he became Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans. Col. Hansell was a command pilot. His military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Air Force Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster. Col. Hansell served his final assignment for the USAF at Randolph AFB, TX, retiring 19 July 1985.
He served as a Director for Northrop Corp San Antonio Operations and served as a Trustee of the Daedalian Foundation.
Col. Haywood 'Shep' Hansell is survived by his wife, Olivia Twining Hansell of 49 years; his son, Stephen Haywood Hansell; and daughters, Lisa Olivia Hansell and Lt. Col. Jennifer Hansell Perry. Tony Hansell has two grandchildren Ryan and Jessica Perry. Haywood also is survived by his brother, Denny Hansell with wife Susan and Haywood's sister, Lucia Rose. Numerous nieces, nephews and other family members survive Haywood. GRAVESIDE SERVICE FRIDAY 10:00 A.M. FT. SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY 1520 HARRY WURZBACH with Chaplain Richard Munsell officiating. You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.porterloring.com Arrangements with Porter Loring Mortuary North.