I will miss you old friend. As we entered the DLA intern program together as the only engineering interns in a class of 40 we stuck together from the start. You at DCAS Detroit and I at Williams Int. It was you who made sure we attended all our classes together and I rode your tails for three wonderful years. What happens on TDY will always stay on TDY but those were fun times. Again, it was you who knew about the Army TACOM interviews and notified me to get a resume together and join you at TACOM. As we worked there we sort of drifted apart building our respective careers but occasionally we would meet and greet and do lunch and chase baseball cards. As we both retired, we again found a way to remain friends, in our Wed 1000 Breakfast “Better be there on time and get that kitchen pass” at Rosann's with friends. I attended a couple of golf outings you magistrated in Hart,Mi and of course they were fun full days...what happens in Hart stays in Hart. The Crab feasts at your home were delicious with more good friends.
At the time I thought my knee injury in mid Aug had only kept me from finishing the golf season, unable to assist you when you called in late Aug, but it kept me from learning of your latest health concerns and being there at your sendoff. I will miss you good friend and true American...”not a AINO” (American in name only!) as you would say.
“What's the reason, the grapes are in season,
What's the price, 20 twice,
What's the action, ....satisfaction!”
My heartfelt condolences go out to Marlene, Darlene and family.
-Michael and Sheila Neidelman