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Auburn Grad Who Flew Planes for Pat Dye Commanding First Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier

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Capt. William Hamilton, a 1981 Auburn grad in Aerospace Engineering, recently took command of one of the world’s most storied aircraft carriers, one of the few jobs with more responsibility than chauffeuring Pat Dye on recruiting trips.

From Friday’s Anniston Star:

[Hamilton] spent a couple of years as a pilot for Auburn’s athletic teams, chauffeuring the likes of Pat Dye and Charles Barkley.

His reminiscing stopped for moment as he laughed — a loud and hearty sound.

“I can’t tell you the number of times Charles Barkley and I argued about where he was going to sit on the airplane,” he said.

The 50-year-old carrier, the USS Enterprise, has a nearly five acre flight deck and runs on nuclear power. Hamilton needn’t worry about sterility issues stemming from radiation, though.

If you can stay fertile through prolonged exposure to Pat Dye’s animal magnetism you can stay fertile through anything.

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