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Monday, August 13, 2007

Obit to a Hero

While browsing through a paper the other day I came across the story of a 95 year old Chuck Knobler. It was like reading a novel, all the things he had been involved in. His daughter had tried to get him to record it, either on paper or on a recorder.

He never did so a great story was lost on the history of the 20th century.

The headline read he flew President Roosevelt to Yalta. Eye catcher if you every read War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk. As I read it I became more and more engrossed with his story.

He flew Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the time he landed in Haiti to pick up Prince Edward and Wallis. He was even in on the search for Amelia Earhart. Also according to the article he had met with Clark Gable, Wiley Post, pilot who died with Will Rogers, and even Wrong Way Corrigan .

just a few of the 30's and 40's biggest events a simple man from Georgia happened to be in the right place at the right time. To read more about this man go to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution/ article was written by Holly Crenshaw

Most of the people who knew him were amazed at his manner of passing his life off as just one of those things you do and do not talk about.

He was associated with many of the major airlines even the caa in Alaska. Check out this story you will be amazed.