From Dean Boys - Chairman of the combined reunion of the 551st and 552nd AEW&C Wings and the 553rd Recon Wing held at Oklahoma City and Tinker AFB, OK June 28-30, 2001.

I and the Reunion Committee wish to thank everyone for making the reunion a success - without your being there, without your contributions, without your help - it never could have happened.

To General Ben Robinson and the men and women of his 552nd Air Control Wing - we are indebted to you and always will remember what a wonderful host you were to our men and women. A good time truly was had by all.

To all the support and service units and personnel at TAFB who worked with us and assisted in the on-base activities - please accept our thanks for a job well done.

To the many Oklahoma business people who contributed to making the reunion a success we thank you from the bottom of my heart [Trisha Crowe of the Embassy Suites, Cindy Beaver of the TAFB Credit Union, to Ted Rupe and Moore Monument Company for their work to make the Memorial Plaque dedication come about, to Jim Whitten of GEICO for the Memorial wreath, and the distributor of Coors beverages for their generous contribution].

To the many individuals who gave their time and personal funds to assure that the reunion would be a success and particularly to Charles Comstock for his providing the wine glasses for everyone and the flag sets seen on the dinner tables.


If I have forgotten to give each and every one of you the credit due you for your support and work on this effort - please accept my thanks at this time.


It was each of you who made the reunion a success and I truly am thankful.


Warm Regards


Dean Boys

Chairman - Reunion Committee

Dean Boys 
RR 3 Box 193
Shelbyville, IL 62565