Warren Ross McGee was born in St. Louis on 24-AUG 1960.  His father was Warren R. McGee (1936-1997), and his mother was Patricia Warford McGee (1941-2017).  The family moved to Harvester MO (St. Charles County) in 1961.  Warren attended Central Grade School and Francis Howell High School.  Warren had a natural mechanical aptitude.  His father taught him about cars and he was always tinkering on his cars. Warren said, “I was always tearing something apart or putting it back together.” 

Before Warren joined the National Guard, he was with the Cottleville Fire Department.  “I had just turned eighteen.  A lot of the guys at the fire department worked on cars and the fire truck.  It piqued my interest to become a mechanic.  

Warren had a friend, Don Estes, at the National Guard who showed him the shop and planes at the airport.  Don was with the 131st Fighter Wing at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis. 

Don took him to Lambert International Airport to look at things and he was hooked.  Warren recalled, I got to meet some of the guys. He worked on T-33’s and I got a close up look at the F-4’s.  The Guard gave me the opportunity to follow my interests and see the world. 

Warren was hooked. For the rest of Warren’s story, click on the pdf below.

McGee Warren

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