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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX001 (1996)

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ARLX001 AMSAT Chairman Browning, SK

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Special Bulletin 1  ARLX001
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 6, 1996
To all radio amateurs

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ARLX001 AMSAT Chairman Browning, SK


Former AMSAT chairman of the board John W. Browning, W6SP, of Rancho
Palos Verdes, California, died of kidney cancer January 3, 1996. He
was 71.

W6SP was elected Chairman of the Board of AMSAT in 1982 and led the
organization during early Phase 3 satellite development. John was an
ARRL Life Member, prominent in many California DX associations and an
avid HF operator from Palo Alto and later Los Angeles.

A highly decorated veteran (Legion of Merit with one oak leaf
cluster, the Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal,
Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Commendation
Medal with one oak leaf cluster and the Purple Heart), John received
the Distinguished Service Medal, the highest peacetime medal awarded
in the US when he retired from the Air Force as a Colonel in 1982.
Following his retirement, John worked as a consultant to the
aerospace industry.

Arrangements are pending. Burial will be in Arlington National
Cemetery on a date to be determined. John s family invites donations
in John s memory to the Torrance (California) Memorial Medical
Center. John is survived by his wife, Myrnie, a daughter and a
brother.
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