Monday, May 26, 2014

The final resting place of my last Commander:

Taken yesterday in Arlington by a friend:

Major General John Stanford was the finest officer I ever knew.  I served as his Command Adjutant and Chief of Administrative Services at Oakland Army Base a thousand years ago...

After he retired from the Army, he was the Fulton County (GA) Manager (Executive) and then was headhunted to become Superintendent of Seattle Public Schools.

When we last met, I was on legislative staff and he told me of his plans to run against Gary Locke for governor.  (MG Stanford was a Republican.)

Tragically, he died at age 60 of leukemia before he could start his campaign.

I miss him now, and his death was a terrible loss for our state and nation.

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