I hope to see you all at these events and at our June 15th Army Night. 1LT Robert L. Cashman, US Army (Former) will relate to us some of his exciting moments flying an L-19 in the Korean War. His mission was to direct artillery fire support for engaged UK and US troops.
Bob grew up in an aviation family. His father, two brothers and a brother-in-law were all pilots, and they all served in the military. He first soloed in 1950 at 18 years of age in his brotherís Cessna 140, and has been flying continually ever since.
Just some of his many accomplishments include:
- Flying as a U. S. Army artillery fire control officer during the Korean War.
- Being appointed by the Orange County Supervisors as a member of a committee to decide hat to do with the Santa Ana Army Air Base. That Committee grew into the Orange County Airport Commission which carved out a small part of the base that is today John Wayne Airport. He served on the Commission for 24 years during all of the litigation and construction.
- Being appointed by President George W. Bush as a Deputy to Secretary of Transportation, Norm Mineta, working on airport improvement funding. He served in this capacity for three and a half years.
- Being an organizer and partner in two air ambulance companies.
- Being an organizer and partner in what has grown into a major airline.
Come out for an enjoyable evening of Camaraderie and good stories by Bob Cashman!
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