Robert N. Smith, a Marine pilot, dropped from the sky north of the Demilitarized Zone. Robin Smith did not find his remains, but a few months later she learned that an official dig at the crash site found something that would give her more than just memories to hold on to: The certificate, which the family had lost years earlier, was found at a hotel in Livonia, Mich.
Dick Swanson, founder, SunPower. For solar pioneer and industry giant SunPower, the catalyst behind the business is Dick Swanson. Dick was raised in Columbus, Ohio, as the son of a botanist. From his early years, Dick showed a penchant for rebellion. He attended the College of Wooster, a small liberal arts Presbyterian college, but never found the patience for his First Testament classes. Dick left Wooster to seek work in a nearby oil town where he was told he could clean dirt off oil drills; needless to say, he opted to work at a box factory instead.
Click here to view three decades of historical images by photojournalist Dick Swanson. Friends from all over the Mohican Hills neighborhood rallied around friends Dick and Germaine Swanson after their family members narrowly escaped South Vietnam and were brought to Bethesda at the end of one of the longest wars in American history. Germaine grew up in South Vietnam and came to America after marrying Dick in
The Author, Col. Anyone wishing to comment, please send your comment to Robert L. As far as records that are available are concerned, the Author was in SOG, not for the 15 months he claims, but the normal 12 months. Records reflect the author as a Staff Officer for the majority of his time 7. There are a number of combat missions cited which were led by the author; however, he was not involved in the action and appears to have stolen the glory of others who actually performed the missions.