Portraits of American Veterans Project
By Jeanine Hill-Soldner

Chris O'Neil
by Jeanine Hill-Soldner

Lt. Col. Christopher F. O Neil
U. S. Air Force, Transport Pilot
Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan
Active Duty

Chris was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended the U.S. Air Force Academy after high school and was commissioned in 1990. He went on to Undergraduate Pilot Training at Reese AFB, TX, Chris was assigned C-21As and became an examiner pilot and Lieutenant this was the beginning of a long and exciting military career that took Chris to every continent and three war zones including Operation Desert Storm and Kosovo Conflict. After 10 years of service and multiple deployments and moves he became a commercial aircraft pilot in 2000, but remained in the Air Force Reserves. His unit was activated in 2003 for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. At present Chris is an active duty Air Force Pilot with numerous medals and commendations to honor his service. He is married to Lisa and they have three children.

Home: Crystal Lake, IL.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 30" x 40"
Price: Not For Sale