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(class of 1967)
(class of 1971)
Could he be Bill Gates' brother?
|This is a WWII photo of the Provost Marshall's office at
Boca Raton Army Airfield (now the Boca Raton Municipal Airport).
Bomber crews were trained here on a new tool called RADAR! So
sensitive was the topic that a court marshal was insured just for
mentioning the name. The "Red-Eyed Pelican" insignia (above the door
and sign) was later revived by John Sparling, class of 1968, in the
form of a patch during the 1980s for the local Civil Air Patrol unit.
So dedicated was John that he had the BRAAF vanity tag shown below!
Photos sent in by John Sparling
|During his earlier years,
John Sparling (class of 68),
seen here as a charter pilot
and flight instructor at the
|...and if John is displaying his
license plate, I'm showing the
one that I'm proposing for my
home state of Maryland with
a suggested slogan of
"The Me First State"
as a commentary on the
thoughtless commuters I
share the Capital Beltway with