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The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Induction Ceremony

Well, we did it! On October 28th Dick was inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society. He was among 28 individuals who had be...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

New Friend

Multiple congratulations to Bryan "Cage" Zumbro. He was in charge of Haboob Havoc plans at Luke AFB and responsible for inviting Dick to perform. Then there was the 21st FS plane crash and he became responsible for undoing those plans and helping the 21st FS arrange the memorial for the lost pilot. Not an easy assignment on short notice but he managed and the memorial came off.

The other congratulation is that Bryan is about to be on his way to the "Swamp Foxes". That was Dick's last active duty assignment so naturally they bonded right away.

Add to that that Cage was a member of the Juvats and what more can be said.....

Monday, January 25, 2016

Luke AFB, 22 Jan 2016

Dick was invited by the 309th FS to perform at the Haboob Havoc on 22 Jan. Unfortunately, a student pilot from the 21st FS crashed near Bagdad, AZ on Thursday, 21 Jan. The powers that be decided Haboob Havoc would have to wait and a memorial for the Taiwanese pilot would be more appropriate. Here are some pictures from the memorial.

The shot glasses are filled with Kao Liang for the toast to "Gold" 
Dick prepares to sing Nickel on the Grass
The Piano - Ponch explained the WW II story
behind burning a piano when a pilot doesn't return.
Then they did.