Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Van Engen, USAF, Ret. spent 26 years in the Air Force and flew 150 combat missions in Vietnam (135) and Iraq (15). He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, 10 Air Medals, and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. He is speaking specifically about the F4 Wild Weasel that he flew in Iraq. The Wild Weasel was equipped with equipment to detect surface-to-air missile threats and neutralize them.