I would also like to thank everyone that attended the reunion, we had an incredible turn-out, a great venue, great events and from all of the comments to the website it was enjoyed by all. I just hope that we can do as well next year. We really missed Jesse Mercer this year(I believe his 1St missed reunion), it was so unfortunate that he could not make it because of his health, God Speed Jesse we hope that you can make it next year. And to my good friend Fred Majors, we hope that you enjoyed your card and look forward to seeing you next year. We would also like the wish John Rhodes' wife Terri a speedy recovery from her emergency gall bladder surgery on Friday night. And too our great friend Mike Morkry who attend the reunion from a great distance and then went back and had neck and spinal cord surgery this week, we understand that he came through with flying colors and hope that he gets well soon.
It was really nice to see everyone that joined us in Myrtle Beach this year, especially our 20 new found cadets and their spouses, Mike & Patti Stevenson, Steve Morten, John & Wendy Myers, Dale & Melenie Firebaugh, Art Smith, Billy Lewis, Greg Boykin, Our new honorary CMA member Gigi Enlo who showed us how much her father thought of CMA and his CMA friends, Jim Coxe, Mike & Alma Coley, Jess & Wendy Dannelly, Earl Brewer, Jim "Spyder" & Pat Lawrence, Dean Snipes & Sandy Hull, Gordan & Sheryl Zane, Tom Ward, Ed & Linda Dunn, and how about our old friend Gene Vincent coming all the way from Texas and sharing all of those great stories with us, as well as our new faculty attendees Jose Tacoronte and Ed Dodd. It was also good to see all of our returning cadets and their spouses, Bill & Frances Bennett, Scott & Carol Blankinship, John & Jan Burgess, Don & Missy Campbell, Mike (Bart) & Sherri Davis, Nelson & my new best friend Sarah Faulkner, Leo Fuller, My Wife Patsy Jennings, Lee Johnson, Ed & Carol Joyner, Frank & Joann Lea, Bordie & Delia McCloskey, Richard & Nancy McGhee, Ron Mcluen, Mike & Sandra Morkry, Ken & Diane O'leary, Joe Pike,Chuck & Cora Lee Pless, John Rhodes, Shark & Belinda Roberts, Tommy LeMacks, Skipper & Irma Smith, Frank & Donna Sossaman, John Whitton, Benny & Laura Weathers, Frank & Penny Boling and our returning Faculty members, Evelyn Bennett, Cal Humbert, Corky and Anne Maynor, and Tom Whitely. I would also like to thank Charles Leeuwenburg who attended our reunion in Charlotte but at the last minute was unable to attend in Myrtle Beach because of work, we hope that we get to see you next year.
I know that I have already thanked all of the spouses who attended but I would like to offer another very special thank you to each and everyone of you who supported your cadet and brought him to this reunion. I know that without your attendance it would be a rather dull affair. And last but not least my sincere thanks to Sherri Abbot Davis for the extraordinary job that she did putting the refreshment and drinks together for us in the hospitality room, we could not have done without you. Thank You, Thank You, Thank you.
Just one last thing before I close, for those of you that were unable to come for one reason or another, please take the opportunity in the future to make every effort to attend a CMA Reunion and renew your friendship with and old friend before that old friend becomes one or our dearly departed.
Thank You PS: I am waiting on all of the photos from the reunion
they should be posted by this weekend.