May 15, 1980

Dear René,

Thank you so much for a great reunion. I enjoyed it all, and truly appreciate that your investment of precious time, energy and planning was a principal ingredient in making it so.

It was good once again to have the opportunity to renew friendships and shared experiences with so many outstanding people. I’m glad you invited the corpsmen too. The presence of those who could come was an added dimension. The men that I knew well (the OR crew, X-Ray, etc., as well as others) were exceptionally fine people. I was sorry to hear that some of them were ill and unable to attend. Thank you for relaying news of them.

Thanks again for contributing so much to our pleasure.

Best wishes for good health and happy times to you and your family.

Hope Ecklund