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Don Castle (W5FHA)
April 1, 2004
Don (Donald) was a farmer in north Mississippi until his passing. He served in the US Air Force as a morse intercept operator (88 wpm) in Libya during the early 1950s. He was a lay leader with the Antioch Church of Christ. He influenced myself and my brother into the Air Force as radio repairmen, as well as influencing my decision to become an amateur. A stroke in the early 1980's slowed his key down, but he remained active as a ham until recently. An obituary may be found in the Memphis Commercial Appeal web site.
Contributed by: Jack Lahue (KB1GQO)
Sorry to hear about Don. I used to talk to him on CW back in the 70s when he was WB5FHA. I was a fairly new teenage ham (also in MS) and benefited from the encouragement from Don and guys like him.
Contributed by: Jim Spikes (N4KH)
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