To honor veterans, Dr. Allan Stuber flew over PSU's football stadium with white, red and blue smoke trailing behind his aircraft as the national anthem was played.
He is a retired Navy pilot from Lawrence, Kansas. And, Stuber has a remarkable story of perseverance and determination. He was in the ROTC program at Pitt State 50 years ago and joined the Navy upon graduation. During a night training mission, his jet caught on fire and crashed leaving him with severe burns and a broken back.
But that didn't stop him. With an infant son, Stuber returned to PSU for a masters degree. During that time, he learned how to walk again and later returned to flying.
"I think it'll be a good testament to what can happen to kids, students who go to school, stick to the task and yeah it's tough but that's life," says Dr. Allan Stuber.
Today, Stuber and other pilots make up the Stuber Gunslinger Squadron. It's a formation flight team of acrobatic sports planes.