Lockheed’s Ormsby had personal touch
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DEAR EDITOR:

I read the articles about late Lockheed President Bob Ormsby and the accolades of his accomplishments, which were numerous and awesome. But my neat experience with him was when my father died.

It was January 1974 and my father, Paul C. Greenlee Sr., died suddenly. He was an aeronautical engineer at Lockheed and I am guessing from the article that my dad was also one of the engineers hired the same year as Mr. Ormsby. My twin brother and I were 8 months old in 1954 when we moved to Marietta. So my dad worked with Mr. Ormsby for about 20 years.

I was 19 when my dad died and none of us four kids had a clue how to deal with the mechanics of his death. As I recall, Mr. Ormsby visited us and then helped with all the details. He was so kind!

I loved seeing the photos of him from the 1980s and then the most recent photo on the front page. I appreciated every word that was written about Bob Ormsby, “Lockheed Legend”! (I recently moved back to this area and had wondered about him.)

One more thing I enjoyed reading about Mr. Ormsby was the pride he had in the C-5 Galaxy airplane. My dad called it the C-5A and when it would fly over our house, we all had to go outside and watch it. You could hear that bad boy coming!

Thank you for your articles. It sure helped me reconnect with my dad. My condolences go to all who loved Bob Ormsby.

Becky Greenlee

Acworth
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