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Lt. Col. Lloyd Daniels’ 100th Birthday Bash

Col. Robert Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, celebrates retired veteran Lt. Col. Lloyd Daniels’ 100th birthday in Orcutt, California, July 16, 2021. Daniels spent 22 years in service and witnessed many of the first missile launches while stationed at Vandenberg. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman Kadielle Shaw)

Col. Robert Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, celebrates retired veteran Lt. Col. Lloyd Daniels’ 100th birthday in Orcutt, California, July 16, 2021. Daniels spent 22 years in service and witnessed many of the first missile launches while stationed at Vandenberg. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman Kadielle Shaw)

Lt. Col. Lloyd Daniels, retired Air Force veteran, poses with his new certificate and coin presented to him by Col. Robert Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, July 16, 2021, in Orcutt, California. Daniels worked directly with General Bernard Schriever, theoretical father of the Space and Missile Program, during his Air Force career. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman Kadielle Shaw)

Lt. Col. Lloyd Daniels, retired Air Force veteran, poses with his new certificate and coin presented to him by Col. Robert Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, July 16, 2021, in Orcutt, California. Daniels worked directly with General Bernard Schriever, theoretical father of the Space and Missile Program, during his Air Force career. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman Kadielle Shaw)

Family members admire the coin and certificate presented to Lt. Col. Lloyd Daniels, retired Air Force veteran, at his 100th birthday celebration in Orcutt, California, July 16, 2021. Daniels received a coin and an “Honorary Member of the United States Space Force” certificate from Col. Robert Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman Kadielle Shaw)

Family members admire the coin and certificate presented to Lt. Col. Lloyd Daniels, retired Air Force veteran, at his 100th birthday celebration in Orcutt, California, July 16, 2021. Daniels received a coin and an “Honorary Member of the United States Space Force” certificate from Col. Robert Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman Kadielle Shaw)

VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Col. Robert Long, Space Launch Delta 30 commander, celebrates retired veteran Lt. Col. Lloyd Daniels’ 100th birthday in Orcutt, California, July 16, 2021. Daniels spent 22 years in service and witnessed many of the first missile launches while stationed at Vandenberg. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman Kadielle Shaw)