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Thread: [IAC-L:229] [canard-aviators] Leo Loudenslager ...

Message: [IAC-L:229] [canard-aviators] Leo Loudenslager accident

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Date: Sun, 29 Jun 1997 21:36:54 UTC


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     Please read on but it seems that Leo is fighting for his life after a 
     motorcycle accident on June 25th. An address for cards, letters and 
     faxes are provided in this memo to help Leo hear the support from the 
     aviation community. I highly recommend your cards and letters to an 
     aviation hero and statesman.
     Mark Schrick
     San Jose, Ca

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Subject: [canard-aviators] Leo Loudenslager
Author:  wwright (wwright at at internet
Date:    6/28/97 10:36 PM

[The Canard Aviators's Mailing list]
I just received the following information from Al Hodges regarding a 
motorcycle accident involving Leo Loudenslager.
Leo Loudenslager in Motorcycle Accident
On Fri, 27 Jun 1997 02:17:47 EDT, lowinverted at (Dan A. Bierly) 
I thought I would pass this along.  My friend said they are updating the 
web page very regularly.  There is also a fax number where encouragement 
can be sent.  My future in laws are the Zivkos and it made my heart sink 
to think that Leo may not be able to ever fly his dream plane.  He is a 
fighter and there isn't a doubt in my mind that he will come back from 
this and may very well fly this plane.  I can't even think that when I 
held the ribbon cut pole for him a few weeks ago that that would be the 
last time I will see him fly.  This makes me look at my Laser 
Dan Bierly
For all those concerned:
subject: Leo Loudenslager in Motorcycle Accident
Accident Update: 
A car swerved across the white line and hit Leo Loudenslager head on at 
approximately 2 PM hrs CDT on Wednesday, June 25th 1997 as Leo was 
returning from a trip to the store. Leo was wearing a helmet and does 
not have head injuries. It is not known why the other motorist crossed 
the centerline before striking Leo's motorcycle head on. No alcohol or 
drugs or excessive speed were involved in this accident. 
         Condition Update: (Thursday 6/26/97) 
Teresa Beardsley provided this update on Leo's condition, as of 
Thursday  Afternoon: 
The family met with the doctors this morning and were told that Leo's 
condition is still critical, that he is still in a life-threatening 
situation. Every hour that passes without setback is a very good thing. 
His condition has basically stabilized, and while internal healing has 
to take place, as long as no infection sets in or blood clot gets in the 
wrong place, Leo can be expected to survive. 
(Carl Whittle reported earlier that 'The physicians report that Leo's 
condition is extremely serious, " very touch and go, almost minute by 
minute". ') 
Fortunately, Leo has no head or neck injuries, but his spinal cord is 
severed. He is conscious, awake and alert, although he is on a 
respirator and is totally immobilized in his hospital bed. He is 
apparently permanently paralized from the waist down. He has two broken 
wrists and a broken pelvis. 
Leo's vital signs are stable and he is taking fluids via IV. He does 
respond to and acknowledge messages relayed to him through the family. He 
is alert and seems to enjoy hearing the names of friends who have 
inquired about him. 
The medical team has no long term prognosis. They are watching his 
condition  on an hour by hour basis and say there is no way to project 
now the outcome of this crisis. HIs blood pressure has stabilized and 
confindence is high that he will  pull through. 
Patty Wagstaff has arrived in Tennessee and is providing support. 
Messages of support to Leo would certainly be valuable to boost his 
A two-way information flow has been set up. 
Periodic reports on Leo's condition and updates as events warrant will 
be posted at the Bud LIght Air Force Website at:
Messages to Leo can be transmitted as follows: 
FAX messages of support to: 
                    (615) 345 4163 
        Put on the fax header: 
                   c/o Patient Affairs
                   Attention: Leo Loudenslager 
Email messages of support can be sent to: 
                   GetWellLeo at 
and will be compiled, printed and taken to Leo by the family and the 
support group of Bill and Teresa Beardsly. 
Phone calls should be made to: 
                  (615) 794 2657 
Cards and Letters can be sent to: 
                  Leo Loudenslager
                  2657 Buckner Road
                  Thompson Station, Tennessee 37179 
Do NOT call or write the Hospital.
Do NOT send flowers. 
DO send Email or FAX. 
The website joins the aerobatic/aviation community in wishing the best 
possible outcome for Leo. 
Jim Scroggins C7814U at
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