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Fall 2023 Straight Scoop

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President’s Message
In one of my last messages as president, let me say that it’s been a privilege serving as your Master
and Commander on this voyage full of new beginnings for PCAM. The past couple of months have
seen records broken in attendance and donations. Hot Dog Thursday broke the 800 mark for
attendance in August, and the Wheels & Wings Car Show built on the success of last year. Open
Cockpits grew in numbers resulting in a very successful Open House, the first since the late 90s.
Construction projects march forward with building permits for the Dragonfly Building (new gift
shop), and the Butler Hangar continues to move forward with development. We have selected an
architect to help move things into the next phase. We are preparing for the arrival of the 12,000-lb
A-6 Intruder Tribute monument that will be proudly displayed near the Dragonfly building. As the sun
sets on my term as your president, I cannot express in words how thankful I am for the volunteers of
this museum, for without your help, we would not be where we are today. This is not goodbye. I’ll still
be around the grounds, working on projects and aircraft until such time that the board calls me

In This Issue
President’s Message 1
Museum Operations
    Thank you Dave Carlson 1
    Elections 2
    Wheels & Wings Car Show 2
Hot Dog Thursday 3
Member Meetings 4
    F-106 Grant 5
Member Stories
    Hangar 2 6
Veterans and Oral History
    Why We Interview America’s Veterans 6
    Kenneth Anderson 7
    General Howell Estes III 8
    Elmo Fama 10
    Joseph Lyle 11
    Kathleen “Kate” O’Hare-Palmer 12
    Charles M. Schulz Museum Special Veteran Celebration 13
Education and Youth News
    We Stand Corrected 14
    Aviation Merit Badge Class 14
    Mike Hauser Academy 15
Upcoming Events
    Open Cockpit Saturdays 15
    Air Shows 2024 15
Dates to Remember 15
Platinum Sponsors 16
General Information 17
Museum Contacts 18

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