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Friends Annual Luncheon 2007

The Board of Directors of The Friends of the Air Force Academy Library held its annual meeting on May 15, 2007.

This year’s luncheon was a special occasion since it commemorated The Friends’ 20th Anniversary. We were particularly pleased the Superintendent, Lt. Gen. John F. Regni; Dean of Faculty, Brig. Gen. Dana H. Born; and Commandant of Cadets, Brig. Gen. Susan Y. Desjardins all attended to help celebrate the occasion.

Our luncheon speaker was Dr. Phil Meilinger who was commissioned by The Friends to write General Harmon's biography. Dr. Meilinger gave an informative and very entertaining talk that included a number of little known facts about General Harmon’s early life. Following the remarks, General Clark presented Dr. Meilinger with a copy of The Genesis of Flight.

Friends of the Air Force Academy Library

Standing: Jim Titus, Dick Rauschkolb, Ed Scott, Christie Schwank, Dona Hildebrand, Will Ketterson, Henry Kortemeyer, Jim Gaston, Jock Schwank, Hal Littrell, Lindy Royer, Neil, Barlow.
Seated: Donald White, Lorrie Bennett, A.P. Clark, Mary Elizabeth Ruwell, Philip Caine

Phil Caine, Jim Titus, & Ed Scott Will Ketterson & Henry Kortemeyer Christie Schwank, Dick Rauschkolb,
& Donald White

Erlind Royer, Jim Gaston, & Jock Schwank Lorraine Bennett, June & Don Barrett Hal Littrell, Phil Caine, & Susan Stone Woodward

? Dana Born, & A. P. Clark Col. John Andrew & Mary Elizabeth Ruwell Standing: Pearl Swofford

?, Patty Maher, Christie Schwank Ed Montgomery, June Barrett, & ? Brig. General Born & Gilda Personett

  Phil Caine Jesse Gatlin

Phil Meilinger Phil Meilinger & A. P. Clark