|Birth: ||Apr. 6, 1924|
|Death: ||Nov. 5, 2009|
A WWII Navy aviator who flew Hellcats and Corsairs in the Pacific, Ecker served in the US Navy from 1942 to 1974. He also flew Navy jets in the Korean War. He was the commanding officer of the Navy VPF-62 Photo Reconnaissance Squadron out of NAS Key West, FL. Flying an RF-8 Crusader jet, he led a low-level flight over Cuba that photographed Russian missiles being assembled during the Cuban Missile Crisis, October, 1962. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross for this mission, and VPF-62 received the first peacetime Navy Unit Commendation from President John F. Kennedy for the unit's activities during the crisis. Ecker retired from the Navy as a Captain in 1974, living in Punta Gorda, FL, till his death in November, 2009.
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