Major McDougal, USAFR (Ret) describes his experiences during his military
career years, entering military service at the height of World War II on June 21, 1943 at age 18. He first enlisted
in the United States Army Air Corps after growing up on a cattle ranch in southwestern part of the United States.
Trained as an engineer/navigator for the B-26 bomber, he flew bombing missions over Germany. After the war, Ralph
served in the United States Air Force as a senior ranking Non
Commissioned Officer working in aerial photography.
After his retirement at the rank of Major in the United States
Air Force Reserve, he worked as a contractor at the White Sands Missile
Range in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Mules to Missiles is a condensed
version of A Cowboy Goes to War, eighty-nine-year-old Ralph McDougal’s complete autobiography, also published by Patriot Media Incorporated.