126 Lakeside Dr.
Montgomery, TX 77356

Letter to Lou Ives

January 4, 2004

Dear Lou:

Thank you very much for sending me the Brown Shoes double CD set. This is a really great history of the Flying Midshipmen. It brought back many wonderful memories of my time as a Naval Aviator 50 years ago. I was in Pre-flight Class 19-47 and received my wings of gold in June 1949 after flying F6Fs and one flight in a F8F at Cabaniss Field in Corpus Christi.

I was in VA-25 flying Ads for three years of sea duty on the Midway and FDR with Stewart Zink, Joe Gawreys and others during the Korean War. After my time in VA-25, I was an instructor in the Advanced Fighter Training Command for one year. I asked to be released to inactive duty in September 1953 when the Korean War ended.

I flew F9F-6 Cougars and the Fj-4 Fury during six years of flying in the reserves. After twelve years of flying for the Navy, I had gotten to fly the F6F, F8F, F9F, F4U, TV-1, TV-2 and FJ-4 for over 2,500 hours and was a LCDR.

I graduated from Harvard Law School, and was working 80 hours a week at Fulbright & Jaworski law firm in Houston. I was also trying to be a husband and a father to three children when I retired from VF-933 because there was just no time left for Navy flying.

Thank you again for the wonderful CDs. Enclosed is a contribution for the Brown Shoes Fund.


Two Allen Center
1200 Smith Street, Suite 1400
Houston. Texas 77002-4310

[cv forwarded January 4, 2004]

Shareholder in the Houston law firm of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin.

Baylor University (B.B.A. 1955, LL.B. 1956).

Harvard University (LL.M. 1957).

Admitted to Supreme Court of Texas, 1956, and Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1958.

Houston Bar Association and State Bar of Texas.
Houston Estate and Financial Forum (President 1965-1966).
Houston Business and Estate Planning Council.

Fellow, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Formerly an Instructor in Estate Planning, University of Houston.

Co-Author, How to Live and Die with Texas Probate.

Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy – Six Years of Active Duty as a Fighter Pilot During the Korean War.

Formerly Chairman of Deacons of West Memorial Baptist Church.

Formerly a Trustee, Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Formerly a Trustee of Baylor University.

Formerly a Trustee, Memorial Hospital System.

President of Baylor University Development Council (1973-1974).

Listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.

Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization.