Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday's Faces From the Past: Nana & Grandpa Visit Dad at Columbus AFB, 1951

Dad said, "Mom & Dad [Paul Robert and Elizabeth Florence Massmann Pape] came by train to Columbus (They liked train travel). I believe our hotel owner friend had them met at the train. They had the best rooms in the hotel at regular prices."

Dad also said the hotel owner friend was J.O. Slaughter, president & general manager of the Gilmer Hotel, one of the nicer ones in Columbus at the time Dad was stationed at Columbus AFB, which was between April 1 and July 11, 1951.  "He and Hans Estin’s father were on the board of directors of a couple of companies. Hans and Dwight ["Deet" Brooks; two of Dad's roommates at Randolph AFB] were roommates at Columbus AFB."

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