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Does a good man’s life end at his death?
The answer for daughter Lisa Reinicke was, “No.” Her father was known by many names: Buster, Bill, Billy, Dad, and the Football Flyboy. His deeds, no matter how small, should be passed down to family, friends, and anyone looking for inspiration, and life-lessons from one who worked, lived and part of the Greatest Generation. The Football Flyboy was young, newlywed and a pilot in WWII. He was a good man.
One weekend morning, she determined that his spirit should not stay silent just because his mouth could no longer speak words. “I open my dad’s old air force footlocker – still solid, battleship grey, weathered, and a little rough from travel and age. His name is in white lettering on the front: First Lt William Cannon.”
What she discovered were yellowed letters bound in twine – hundreds of them – that her father had written to her mother. Letters written daily during the last year of WWII. Letters that his bride never received until he finally returned home after the war ended.
Before reaching inside, there was a feeling of the hands of time grabbing onto my heart, knowing that this was such a huge part of not only his life buy my mom’s as well.
Meet Bill “Buster” Cannon, the Football Flyboy … a good man with a good life who made a difference.
Join us for the official launch party of Football Flyboy on June 16 at the 10th Annual 1940s WWII Era Ball. The party starts at 6 PM at the Boulder Airport. Click here to get tickets.