|May 18, 2010|
Air Force One flight steward who served five presidents to touch down at Union
Howie Franklin, the only flight steward to serve five U.S. presidents aboard Air Force One, will speak Wednesday, May 26 at 7 p.m. in Olin Auditorium.
The talk is free and open to the public.
Franklin will talk about his background and his experiences working for presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton. He spent 24 years at Andrews Air Force Base, the last 18 of which he spent aboard Air Force One serving as flight steward.
“He survived a lot of administrations because he gave good service with a smile, he was dedicated and trustworthy, he did his job without criticism and without complaint,” said Marlin Fitzwater, former press secretary to Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
Franklin is vice president of the North Carolina Aviation Association and the director of Brunswick County Airport in southeastern North Carolina.
The talk is sponsored by Zeta Upsilon chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha and Beuth House.