My Family & Friends

Walter “Butch” Laue, P-40 Pilot

Here’s a pic of my dad, and remarks about it from brother, John.

“Remembering my father, Walter “Butch” Laue, served as a P-40 Pilot, Weather Officer and his last position as a Traffic & Logistics Officer in Goose Bay, Newfoundland, where serving in a below zero degrees weather on the flight line, which damaged his lungs but he refused disability because he had seen others with worse injuries and didn’t feel he deserved it, such a great man.

He also bumped a USO Tour headed stateside to allow two GIs on furlough from Germany to make it home. They wouldn’t have been able to, if they missed that flight!!

His concern for our military and our troops was really evident!!

Thank you Dad for your service to our United States!!”

My Family & Friends

Ruth Maxine Mangold Laue

Remembering my mother, Ruth Maxine Mangold Laue, born on this day 96 years ago! In her short 45 years on this earth, she taught all five of her children: the many ways to be joyful and grateful; that caring for others is our purpose; the happy benefits of hard work; how to be strong and independent; to count AND recount our blessings and life is best when we treasure our family and friends. Simple lessons but never forgotten. Happy birthday, mom, you are forever in our hearts