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David Hayward (BS '49)

At age 95 I am well and living in a retirement community in Huntington Beach, CA. Sadly, I lost my wife Jeanne in 2015. I keep busy mainly with World War II veterans work. One group is from my Air Force squadron. I write a quarterly newsletter for them and participate in their annual reunions. Another, the Freedom Committee of Orange County, is a group of veterans who meet monthly and go to high schools to present Living History of our wartime experiences to their history classes. With a third group I have made several return trips to China, where I served, to make similar presentations to the Chinese people. I have written a book "A Young Man in the Wild Blue Yonder." My training at Caltech has helped me substantially to perform my work.

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Arthur (Bam) Spaulding (BS' 49, MS '58)

Lately, I had occasion to visit the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, an experience everyone should have to appreciate the efforts made by the United States to preserve our freedoms. An outgrowth of this visit was the startling revelation that a member of my squad at the very time I was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge in January, 1945 was still living in St. Jo., Missouri. He reported the details of this incident in his interview exactly as I did in mine. Talk about incredible possibilities, this one is the epitome of the improbable -- 72 years after the event.

Otherwise, I continue to play swing/jazz saxophone in two bands in Ventura County, and I invite everyone who likes the music of the '40's and later to join me.

Art (Bam) Spaulding
Former Sergeant, 91st Chemical Mortar Battalion