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Old 03-26-2014, 05:21 PM
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Thanks for posting the video James. A real nostalgia tour for me. I knew G. Harry Stine and served on the NAR Board of Trustees with him. What I enjoyed was several views of Bill Roe, an older gentleman in glasses and ballcap in several scenes. Bill was the contest director for NARAM-11 at the Air Force Academy in 1969. That was my first NARAM having just started competition in 1968. I took a couple of thirds or so and back then they took pictures of the placing contestants with the Contest Director. It was sent to and appeared in my local newspaper. I will attach the picture.

As Bill Cosby said, I told you that story to tell you this one...

NARAM-52 was held in Pueblo, CO and dedicated to Bill Roe. They were looking for pictures and I offered mine. The cover of the contestants booklet included the Bill Roe half of the picture.

Looking back, I wish I had bought one of the MMI towers. Loved the one scene in the video of the model rocket motors because of the Coaster motors behind them.

Thanks again!

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Charles Russell, MSgt,USAF (ret.)
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