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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [IAC-L:735] Leo's service


Thread: [IAC-L:735] Leo's service

Message: [IAC-L:735] Leo's service

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From: "Joseph F. Rosenberger" <joerosen at TSO.Cin.IX.Net>

Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 22:26:26 UTC


 For those interested, I attended the service for Leo Loudenslager last Friday
evening in COlumbus, OH.  In attendance were family and close friends, about
150 people.  There were tributes from family friends, a boyhood pal's
recollections of "Lenny" and his early days of fixing lawnmowers and old
motorcycles (sans parental knowledge), a few words from a representative of
the Ohio Aviation Museum in Columbus (near CMH) who's never met Leo, and
closing words from the church minister.  Low key and dignified.  His daughters
and ex-wife were there, and a table full of old photos and memorabilia was at
the back of the church.  I gave his mother a few photos I'd taken in 1986 at
Fairfield Co.'s airshow--I happily functioned as de facto assistant to LL that
day, helping him fuel, attach the pyro to his wingtips, and putting the canopy
on after he got seated (it was fully detachable).  Great memories of literally
one of the all-time greatest acro pilots.  In one of those strange events that
often happen, I's shot an entire roll of black and white of just Leo sitting
the airplane.  The roll was still in the camera, under the seat of my car,
when it was swiped as I did touch and goes in a J-3 at Waynesville.  Wonder
how they turned out.


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