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131st Wing Commander takes to the skies

Col. Robert Leeker, 131st Wing Commander takes to the skies on his final F-15 flight from Lambert International Airport, Feb. 21, 2009. (Photo by MSgt. Mary-Dale Amison)

Col. Robert Leeker, 131st Wing Commander takes to the skies on his final F-15 flight from Lambert International Airport, Feb. 21, 2009. (Photo by MSgt. Mary-Dale Amison)

Col. Robert Leeker, 131st Wing Commander gets hosed down by his daughters after his final F-15 flight from Lambert International Airport, Feb. 21, 2009. (Photo by MSgt. Mary-Dale Amison)

Col. Robert Leeker, 131st Wing Commander gets hosed down by his daughters after his final F-15 flight from Lambert International Airport, Feb. 21, 2009. (Photo by MSgt. Mary-Dale Amison)

Col. Robert Leeker, 131st Wing Commander points at the crowd prior to taking his final flight from Lambert International in a F-15, Feb. 21, 2009. Photo by MSgt. Mary-Dale Amison

Col. Robert Leeker, 131st Wing Commander points at the crowd prior to taking his final flight from Lambert International in a F-15, Feb. 21, 2009. Photo by MSgt. Mary-Dale Amison

Col. Robert Leeker, 131st Wing Commander returns from his final flight from Lambert International in a F-15, Feb. 21, 2009. (Photo by MSgt. Mary-Dale Amison)

Col. Robert Leeker, 131st Wing Commander returns from his final flight from Lambert International in a F-15, Feb. 21, 2009. (Photo by MSgt. Mary-Dale Amison)

Col. Robert "Herm" Leeker, 131st Wing Commander and Col. Robert "Mos" Mohr receive pre-flight instructions from Lt. Col. Mike "Father" Flanagan prior to Leeker's final F-15 flight on Feb. 21 at Lambert International Airport. (Photo by MSgt. Mary-Dale Amison)

Col. Robert "Herm" Leeker, 131st Wing Commander and Col. Robert "Mos" Mohr receive pre-flight instructions from Lt. Col. Mike "Father" Flanagan prior to Leeker's final F-15 flight on Feb. 21 at Lambert International Airport. (Photo by MSgt. Mary-Dale Amison)