Originally Posted by LUF-STICK
GSTING, thanks for sharing this most interesing piece of history about Major Gervais Raoul Lufbery
. He would be please to know that even 94 years after his death that folks still remember him and talk about him.
My wife who is the Major's great neice always enjoys seeing these type of stories and sharing them with the Major's great, great, neice and nephew.
You're very welcome. It is so awesome that your wife is the Major's great niece. And that she enjoys the encouragement of articles and stories about his life and flying.
I am completely with you on sharing these kinds of stories with our children, grandchildren, families, etc. There is something totally solid to learn from their lives, character, struggles and sacrifices... that they (and we) must hear.
I am researching my grandfather's life right now (post on this forum here
). He immigrated to the US in 1929 and became an enthusiastic American citizen in 1934. The things he went through (without complaining, even a good sense of humor) are fascinating. And he eventually, besides raising a family... of which I am a benefactor
... he made a significant contribution to the US aviation success in WWII, Korea and beyond. I have told what I've learned thus far to my older children and they are amazed, encouraged and fascinated.
It is something they need to hear as they face their own challenges in life.
If you would like a better quality copy of the article, simply PM me your email and I will be glad to send it (a pdf).
I will try to post the picture and first page of the whole article, if you'd like.
-- Mike G.
(not G-String... though I suppose I deserve it for picking a name so close on a mostly male forum.... ha)