Temple teacher a former astronaut

Before becoming the Air Force Junior ROTC teacher at Temple High School, Col. William Pailes, seen in his classroom Monday, was a career officer in the Air Force, went into outer space, worked as a business consultant, flew HC-130 planes and was an assistant pastor.

TEMPLE — Many teachers led impressive careers in other fields before becoming educators. One teacher at Temple High School even went into outer space.

Before becoming the Air Force Junior ROTC teacher at Temple High School, Col. William Pailes was a career officer in the Air Force, went into outer space, worked as a business consultant, flew HC-130 planes and was an assistant pastor.

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