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Started by USMCRECON , Mar 19 2017 04:51 PM

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#1 USMCRECON

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:51 PM

........21 Mar 1916

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 05:33 PM

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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.

Ron Norman 

 

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