This book is dedicated to my parents Gernot and Renate, wife Rebecca, daughter Carra, and to Rebecca's father William Payne. Rebecca: Thank you for putting up with me (and not only because of this book) during this time. I owe you a great deal. Carra: You are embarking on your own story; watch your punctuation. Blue skies and may the wind always be at your back.
My father-in-law William Payne passed away this past year. Bill embodied Southern charm and he left a legacy not only with his daughter but also as the Chief Engineer of the C130.