Dear Mrs Haddad and family:
Al and I entered the Naval Academy at the same time. I was from Cambridge MA and at the time Al lived in Quincy. we actually flew down to Annapolis together that first day in June 1952. I was fortunate to have gotten to know his mother, to whom I am very grateful for her introducing me to Lebanese cuisine.
Al and I were roommates for the first two years at the Academy, splitting only because as upperclassmen we were no longer required to be packed three persons to a small room, but of course we being 22nd.Company mates we remained good friends for our four years at the Academy. However, Al, deciding not to keep up though the Alumni Association and we graduates, as junior officers, were moved around often more than once a year during our early service careers, sadly we lost contact with each other,which I regret since Al was one of the 4-5 classmates to whom I felt the strongest attachment .
I am very impressed to read about Al's truly distinguished Air Force career and about his impressive academic achievements, the latter not surprising to me since I was witness to how bright he was.
Please accept my condolences. I hope that memories of the many years you all had in his company shall ease your pain.
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