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CPRIC
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Just learned that retired LAX based Captain Leo Cullum passed away Oct 23rd.

Rest In Peace my friend.

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extwacaptain
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quote:
Originally posted by CPRIC:
Just learned that retired LAX based Captain Leo Cullum passed away Oct 23rd.

Rest In Peace my friend.

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Thank you for the many enjoyable flights together, Captain Cullum. You were one of TWA's absolute finest.

May you Rest in Peace.


Randy Kramer

http://www.holycross.edu/departments/publicaffairs/hcm/2006_03summer.pdf (page #19)

[ 10-25-2010, 16:48: Message edited by: extwacaptain ]

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Rocky Dollarhide
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I am blessed to have known Captain Leo Cullum. May he rest in peace in the arms of the Lord.
R$

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DC9
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A truly talented man.RIP
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upsilon
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Many of those who knew him as cartoonist for The New Yorker had no idea of his TWA-AA background. Google his name and you will find the NYT obit, TV news clips and many other items. Here are just two:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/26/arts/26cullum.html?_r=1&ref=obituaries


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/39858663#39858663

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extwacaptain
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quote:
Originally posted by upsilon:
[QB] Many of those who knew him as cartoonist for The New Yorker had no idea of his TWA-AA background.

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Upsilon,

Please do not feel "left-out".

Many of us who knew Leo as a TWA pilot had no idea of his military accomplishments and efforts during the Vietnam War....

Although he and I shared many hours and flights together, the fact that he flew hundreds of combat missions was never mentioned. Neither was his talent and success as a famous cartoonist. Only after our passengers and F/As recognized his name in the New Yorker magazines carried on board, did some of us become aware that this man was not just an ordinary airline pilot.

What a tremendous combination.....Skill, Talent and an abundance of Humility.


Randy Kramer

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Herb Phillips
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I flew with him when I was a copilot and he was a flight engineer. He never talked about the military. I guess I never did either. Really nice person. RIP...

Herb

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