I worked for brand new "Brigadier General Tom Stafford" when he was Deputy Director of Flight Crew Operations along side Deke Slayton in 1972. Even then I knew the man was destined for greatness because he was such a gracious man! I was 21 years old at the time and knew short-hand and I took SO many letters in short-hand as thank-you notes (while he was smoking those foul cigars! 😣 He was (and still is) such a GREAT man. ❤️
I have told him several times that he can't die because he is the only man that remembers me as "skinny, red-headed, and NAIVE!"
Love you, Tom!