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From the Desk of Our Director of Development . . . Val Brown

Since our last newsletter, General Draude, John Hales and I have had the pleasure to travel far and near across America and to have been hosted by so many wonderful people. With this issue, we would like to share a montage of photos, giving you a glimpse of our travels.

Our first event in 2014 (to which we didn’t have to travel far) was a dinner for our Board of Trustees, the evening prior to our February Board Meeting, at the Home of the Commandants at 8th & I, hosted by Bonnie Amos, First Lady of The Marine Corps.

Don Knauss, Trustee with his wife Ellie, and sons, Alec and Mickey.

Gen Jim Conway, Chair MCUF Board of Trustees, addressing guests prior to dinner. Pictured are Mrs. Bonnie Amos, Ms. Kim Adamson, Trustee, and Mr. Guy Wyser-Pratte, Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees.

Guy and Karin Wyser-Pratte with Gen Jim Conway.

In April, we headed to Kansas City, Missouri, for an event hosted by MCUF at the city’s WWI Museum. It was a wonderful backdrop and was enjoyed by the more than 175 in attendance. General Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret) was guest of honor. Everyone was further treated by the attendance of Colonel Roger H.C. Donlon, USA (Ret), the first Medal of Honor Recipient from the Viet Nam War.

Gen Anthony Zinni, Guest of Honor, welcoming Bud Meador,

USMC (Ret) and current faculty member of the Fort Leavenworth Command and General Staff College, and Rick Keller, USA (Ret). Photos courtesy of Mark H. Wiggins.


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