Several years ago at a Layton golf course, we asked Sam Gallegos what went through his head as he watched his son, Kurt, perform eye-popping F-16 maneuvers at Hill Air Force Base airport across the way. Kurt Gallegos had defied his family’s financial circumstances and his height, to become a successful rodeo athlete, high school football player and then an F-16 demonstration pilot.
We thought Dad would speak of awe. Of a father’s pride.
Instead he said, “I think…’Son, pull up, pull up, pull up.’”