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    but some of them were Arun Phadke, Krishnan Ramu, Saifur Rahman, Dr. Hugh VanLandingham, Dr. Johnson, Dr. Reiss (Math, Numerical Analysis) and several others. Most of our classes were held in Whitemore Hall. I was a teaching assistant in Circuit Analysis for Dr. Blum.

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      I took a course in Control Systems from him. He was partially deaf in one ear from a war blast injury. What stories he had. I can't remember his age, but I remember being convinced he was the oldest professor I had ever had. And what an awesome thing to see him running! He was in such phenomenally great shape, better than I at about 1/4 his age. I remember him saying that he planned to run around the equator in total mileage in his lifetime. I wonder if he accomplished that. Such a nice guy.

      Whenever I watch the documentary "The Fog of War" I think of him. He had no qualms about calling Robert McNamara a few choice words in class. I learned more about the reality of that war from him than any other source. What a fond memory. Thanks for reminding me of him.

      A great pilot can sail even when his canvas is rent. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

      by Malachite on Mon Apr 16, 2007 at 09:26:22 PM PDT

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