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167th Retiree’s Dinner Features WV Senator & Old Guard Retiree

On August 19th Barbara and I traveled to Martinsburg Air Guard, driven by fellow Guard retiree Jim Wright, to attend the annual 167th Retiree's Dinner. Jim's wife, Gladys, was the navigator, keeping us on the Wright(lol) path! The annual event was attended by about 170 WV guard retirees and guest speakers Harold Hunt, an Old Guard retiree and author. The 3d U.S. Infantry, traditionally known as "The Old Guard," is the oldest active-duty infantry unit in the Army, serving our nation since 1784. The Old Guard is the Army's official ceremonial unit and escort to the president, and it also provides security for Washington, D.C., in time of national emergency or civil disturbance. Also speaking was WV State Senator Patricia Rucker who presented Kenneth Evans with a special plaque for his heroism in pulling out a pilot in a burning cargo aircraft in 1958. Barbara and I did not attend the 2016 retiree's dinner due to my...

PASSED my MVA Drivers Road test today with spinner knob

I passed my MVA Drivers Road test today with a spinner knob and my 2009 Hyundai Elantra at the Silver Spring (White Oak) station. It had been 49 years since I took my first driving test, but this had more meaning to me....I was anxious, but I passed...and now the "J" is off my temporary license given to me after my stroke. This means I do not need a licensed rehap driver in my car when I drive. I am so relieved.......

Therapy ended; Looking forward to B-26 reunion in D.C.

Casey at Medstar, ended my hand therapy sessions yesterday...May 11....I am now on my own to get my hand better by my glove, electric finger simulation machine, and practice with small objects. My hand is still numb and I hope to progress further. But I am disappointed with the very slow (predictable) progress. Looking forward to the B-26 reunion here in D.C. and see how well I can use my SLR camera/monopod. We will also see Flak-Bait again at the Dulles Smithsonian Air and Space....

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