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A Homecoming flyover during the national anthem at Saluki Stadium features SIU alum

Lieutenant Colonel Sean "Flash" Gordon
U.S. Air Force (provided)
Lieutenant Colonel Sean "Flash" Gordon

Saturday's Homecoming game at Saluki Stadium will feature a pre-game flyover during the national anthem.

The AWACS plane will arrive above the stadium during the national anthem at precisely 1:49:53 p.m. and is traveling from the 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, outside Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The AWACS plane from the U.S. Air Force that will do a flyover Saturday at the Saluki football homecoming game.
Tom Weber, SIU Salukis

Lieutenant Colonel Sean "Flash" Gordon -- the Section Leader in command of the mission and Director of Operations for the 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron -- is a Saluki grad.

Lieutenant Colonel Gordon is a member of the Class of 2006, having majored in Aviation Technology with a specialization in Helicopter Maintenance.

He was also the 2004 SIU Homecoming king.

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