Gregory ‘Pappy’ Boyington
Gregory Boyington got the nickname “Pappy” because, being just over 30, he was a decade older than many of his pilots… Pappy Boyington was known as Greg Hallenbeck while attending the University of Washington. According to a feature in the school’s alumni magazine, Boyington “was using the name of his step-father and did not revert to his father’s last name until after graduation.”
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