The US Air Force has identified Capt. Paul J. “Stuck” Barbour as the pilot who was killed when his T-38 Talon crashed Monday near Lake Amistad, Texas. Capt. Barbour was one of two instructor pilots in the aircraft when it went down. Capt. Joshua Hammervold, safely ejected and was later released from the hospital.
You were more than a friend,” wrote Ricardo Lubinski VIII. “You were a mentor, a Devil, and a brother! I can’t express how much it hurts losing you. You will be missed and you will be remembered, always!”
The T-38C Talon crashed between subdivisions near Lake Amistad, which is roughly 14 miles northwest of Laughlin Air Force Base on the Texas-Mexico border.