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"Born out of his experience as a veteran of World War II, General Hultman exemplifies the true interallied spirit that CIOR strives to achieve, embracing all new members in his heart as true friends and allies," said the current CIOR president, Lt. Col. Willem Verheijen of The Netherlands, in nominating MG Hultman for the honor. Since stepping down as president of CIOR, General Hultman has served as a wise advisor to successive presidents who sought his counsel.
ACROSS THE ROA Ltcol m.e. earl, usmcR (ret.) • associate editor Department of California CIOR Honors MG Hultman The ultimate tribute to a retiring musician would be an He had served original score, composed in his honor, played live to a room as president of full of cheering family and friends. That’s exactly what hap- the Interallied pened to ROA Life Member SSG William Tubbs Jr. USAR— Confederation of “Piper Bill” Tubbs—at his retirement luncheon in April. Reserve Officers Pipers and drummers played “William Tubbs’ Final Muster” (CIOR) from while marching through the crowded room. Piper Bill’s mili- 1992 to 1994, tary service began in 1979 in the Coast Guard Reserve, where but now MG he eventually reached the rank of lieutenant commander. In Evan L. “Curly” 2002, he transferred to the 191st Army Band, where he led Hultman, AUS the Celtic Fire Musical Support Team. LCDR Tubbs has (Ret.), is an hon- served as ROA’s California Sentinel editor since 1999. orary president for life of the organization representing Reservists of NATO Department of Missouri nations and other allies. A past national president and execu- Operation Wounded Warriors provides injured military tive director for ROA, MG Hultman received the honor members with new athletic shoes when they begin recuperat- during CIOR’s 62nd Summer Congress in Sofia, Bulgaria, in ing at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landsthul, August. It is only the second time CIOR has bestowed such Germany. CDR Dawn Pesti, USNR, leads ROA’s effort in an honor on an individual. “Born out of his experience as a St. Louis to collect contributions to purchase athletic shoes veteran of World War II, General Hultman exemplifies the from Fleet Feet Sports at a substantial discount and then true interallied spirit that CIOR strives to achieve, embrac- ship them to Germany. To date, the Department of Missouri ing all new members in his heart as true friends and allies,” has raised more than $4,000 and has used that money to pur- said the current CIOR president, Lt. Col. Willem Verheijen chase 274 pairs of shoes worth approximately $25,000. For of The Netherlands, in nominating MG Hultman for the more information on the shoe donation program, visit www. honor. “Since stepping down as president of CIOR, General fleetfeetstl.com/donations.htm. Hultman has served as a wise advisor to successive presidents who sought his counsel.
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