A photo of U.S. Air Force Capt. Kyle Cassady (right), 393rd Bomb Squadron B-2 Spirit instructor pilot, in front of a B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Dec. 28, 2021, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, next to a photo of his grandfather, Howard “Hopalong” Cassady, with the Heisman Trophy he won in 1955. Capt. Cassady is one of the pilots that will perform the B-2 flyover for the 108th Rose Bowl Game between The Ohio State Buckeyes and the University of Utah Utes. Cassady's father and grandfather both played for the Buckeyes and both won a Rose Bowl game during their football careers. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Chelsea Ecklebe, using a courtesy photo and U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Dylan Nuckolls
Air Force Captain Kyle Cassady, a B-2 instructor pilot with the 393rd Bomb Squadron based at Whiteman Air Force Base has family ties not only to The Ohio State University but also to Rose Bowl history.
Captain Cassady grew up near The Ohio State University campus before attending and graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2014. Of course, with his family growing up so close to The Ohio State campus. There is a good chance his family has some connection to the University.
This connection will floor you. Captain Cassady's father and grandfather both played for the Buckeyes and both won a Rose Bowl game during their career. And his grandfather, Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, won the Heisman Trophy in 1955.
So when Captain Cassady pilots that B-2 Spirit over the Rose Tournament, another member of the Cassady family will make Rose Bowl History.
And Captain Cassady standing in front of his B-2 Spirit, I hope that picture is hanging next to his grandfather's Heisman photo. Both are very impressive photos, representative of these mens' impressive accomplishments.
According to the Air Force, The B-2 is America's premier strategic stealth bomber and one of the world's most advanced aircraft. It is operated by the 509th Bomb Wing out of Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster.
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