“Just Drop In” 1
One of my roommates in 1946 at the University of California Berkeley was David Cheney (21-4). He rode his motorcycle everywhere at that time. His fiancé would not ride on his bike, so he did the only practical thing … he got a new fiancé whom he eventually married. When SecDef Louis Johnson clamped down on the remaining midshipmen, he left the Navy and flew for American Air Lines until he was sixty. He then used his American retirement pay to buy Martin Airfield, a small airport at Walla Walla, Washington. He has bought a number of antique airplanes, including an Ercoupe, a Howard DSA and a Cessna 150 and constructed several hangars. The activity keeps him out of trouble and helps repair a total hip replacement, which gives him some trouble. If you are flying in that part off the country, I am sure he would like for you to drop in.
1 Flying Midshipmen LOG, summer 2006; © 2006.