Born: United States of America
Primarily active in: United States of America

A 22 year Air Force veteran with service in Vietnam, Dr. John C. Ruth, 81, a former Lieutenant Colonel, died February 15, 2005. Following his retirement from active duty, he worked for the defense industry, initially with General Dynamics, but eventually with McDonnell Douglas at Mesa, Arizona, where he became a vice president. He was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and later earned his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At the time of his death, John worked at Boeing and was an AIAA Fellow.

AHS Update: Vertiflite Fall 2005