Spring 2017: 1950s


Larry McClain, BS ’52, Tehachapi, Calif., wrote: “I entered the Air Force in 1952 and graduated from Test Pilot School in 1958. I flew various tests in the RF-4, T-37, F-100, etc., and in Vietnam in the F-4, 1968–1969. I returned to Edwards Air Force Base and ultimately became director of the F-15 test force. I ended my career as Commander, Area 51, and later became test manager for the B-2. Along the way I saw beauty beyond description, suffered moments of terror and loved it all.”


Natale Sicuro, BS ’57, PhD ’64, Lynnwood, Wash., retired in 1993 after being a university president at three institutions—Roger Williams University, Bristol, R.I. (1989–1993), Portland State University, Portland, Ore. (1986–1988) and Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Ore. (1979–1986). He also was chairman of AASCU, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, based in Washington, D.C. (1962-1964).