Your Humble Scribe cannot be at this year’s Tailhook Symposium and reunion in Reno, but not to fear! I have recruited a couple of stalwarts in the Tailhook Community to help me out, Hans and Kathy Schmoldt!
I just received a couple of “Images from the Front Lines” that I am glad to pass on to our faithful readers. (Fair warning many of these images and comments are being transmitted direct from Han’s iPhone thus the details surrounding them are limited at best.)
Below is the award presented to NFO of the Year LCDR David Rueter (and I assume Hizzoner himself). Lemme guess, call sign “Roto”?
Hans then pinged me with another quick brief regarding the awarding of the most “Straight Deck” landings (440) to Diz Laird pictured here with Hans. Diz Laird has the singular distinction of having shot down not only Japanese but German aircraft in WW II.
Additionally Hans forwarded a few of our resident Colorado Ready Room Members Bad Bart, and Spook!
Also included on the recon dump are images of Bartlesville's Silver Star recipient Bru and his two employees.
Thank you Hans and Kathy!!!
Keep those images and stories coming in! And if you too wish to contribute please forward your tales and images directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org