The Paul McAfee Award 2011


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Larry Fortier #3524 was presented the Paul McAfee Award by Executive Director Jim Holtsclaw at a backyard barbeque at Larry's niece and nephews home in San Marcos, California, July 31st. He had been nominated earlier by not one but two members for his pioneering efforts and commitment to the Air Traffic Control System. In attendance at the ceremony were some 25 professional and personal friends. As planned it was a “surprise” to Larry who was thinking he was attending a family get together and found out a familiar group of friends awaiting his arrival.

Larry gave a short acceptance speech, as he was caught completely off guard in receiving this award. But the applause of those in attendance was genuine and warm as was the remainder of the afternoon with his friends and family.

Photo's by Carol Campbell, Editor

The Paul McAfee Award 2011

Presentation of Award

Larry With a Few Short Words

Larry and Larry

Jim Holtsclaw, Larry Suppan and Larry Fortier

Congratulations Call

Judy and Jim

Brian Bieber - Host

Paul McAfee

Marge McAfee

Don Ralph, Tony and Cara Sammartino (USMC ATC)

Frank McPherson, Neil Bettenhausen

Fred and Larry

Everyone Knows Red (Turner)

Jim and Jerry Adams (nephews)

John and Marilyn Clancy

John Clancy and Fred Kelly

Judy Biber (Hostess), Larry

Judy Biber, Diane, Rosanne Adams (Neices)

Judy, Lynda, Larry, Brian

Lynda and Larry

Patty Didelow, Larry Suppan

Patti, Judy and Fred

Ralph Odenwald, Red, Don Ralph

Ralph, Red, Jim, Mr. and Mrs. Toby Turner

Richard DelaCruz and Daughter Lynda


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