Nellie Pearl Strigle Berger Braxton and LtCol Leon E. (Bill) Braxton
She at 86 and he at 95 motored up from their home in Tampa, FL, to visit relatives and friends along the way, their ultimate destination in Pennsylvania. They recently relocated to a small rental home on an island off Tampa, finding retirement community living too full of "old people." I think that was the right decision.
Bill has just written his third book in partnership with a friend, "Birth of a Legend, The Bomber Mafia and the Y1B-17." He was a flyer in World War II and kept friends with his whole crew, some of whom lived near us. The book is a comprehensive account of the bombers of that era and the pioneers of aviation who contributed so much to the building of today's air force. It is so interesting to be able to hear accounts of his experiences 70 years ago which began at Langley Field, Virginia, just a few miles from us.
The Cover of the Book Bill co-wrote with CAPT Arthur H. Wagner USCG (Ret)
This book may be ordered online at www.trafford.com
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It was so great to see them.
And so hard to say goodbye.