........21 Mar 1916
Lafayette Escadrille anniversary....
Posted 26 June 2017 - 05:33 PM
I had the pleasure to have my Little League coach and close friend Rtd. Rear Adm Edwin C Parsons who flew with the Lafayette Espadrille and wrote the Book. "I Flew with the Lafayette Espadrille " as a lifetime friend. We made the ALL STAR teams all 3 years we were together (me as a player and he as the coach ) and usually traveled together to out of town games (and I heard many stories then.) In my grown up life we would visit occasionally at our family Business and just before his passing I received a call from his wife asking me to visit as I was always his favorite and he spoke of me often. I went down and spent the afternoon with him for a great and rewarding visit a few days before his passing. After his death I went back to his home a month or two later and packed his uniform and related Lafayette Espadrille things and personally shipped them to the Smithsonian Air Museum in Washington.
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