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posted Nov 17, 2013, 6:49 PM by Mat Polutta   [ updated Mar 3, 2014, 10:30 AM ]
Our club has been inducted into the Arland Williams Society, the first group ever so honored. Founded in 2000 it is named in memory of Arland D. Williams '57 who was a passenger on Air Florida flight 90 which crashed into the Potomac River on January 13, 1982; one of only 6 people to survive the crash he repeatedly passed the lifeline from a Park Police helicopter to other survivors so they could be rescued first, by the time his turn came to be rescued he had been overcome by hypothermia and drowned. He was posthumously awarded the Coast Guard Gold Lifesaving Medal by President Reagan and the northbound span of the 14th Street Bridge is named in his memory. The society recognizes alumni who demonstrate selfless service to their communities and fellow man.
Our club was recognized for its many years of service supporting wounded alumni and families at Walter Reed and Bethesda Medical Centers, support of families of alumni KIAs interred at Arlington Cemetery, recovery of alumni remains and support of the Honor Flight program. Congratulations on a job well done.

Aralnd D. Williams

Originally Posted by Bob Mebane on Facebook