Dick Masson

[30 NOV 1931 - F2 - 20528 - 4 SEP 2000]

Dick Masson Eulogies

AOG Testimonials



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Mary Ann Miller and Greta Masson
[DC Party - DEC 2012]



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Dot Spaulding - Elaine West - Greta Masson - Connie and Joe Franklin -
Marcia Cathey [Bob Newton Farewell - SEP 2012]



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Ed Anderson and Greta Masson
[Bob Newton Farewell - SEP 2012]



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Dan Troyan - Gret Masson - Tommy West - Betsy and Ed
Anderson [Bob Newton Farewell - SEP 2012]



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Greta Masson and Linda Newton
[Bob Newton Farewell - SEP 2012]



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Greta Masson - Joe and Connie Franklin - Rich and Mary Ann
Miller [Bob Newton Farewell - SEP 2012]



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Gretta Masson - Betsy Anderson - Sandy
Wargowsky [DC Party - DEC 2011]



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Greta Masson and Connie Franklin
[DC Party - DEC 2011]



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Dorothy and Bud Goldstein - Greta Masson
[Chuck Roades Funeral - AUG 2010]



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Greta Masson - Jim Ryan - Jack Doyle
[Chuck Roades Funeral - AUG 2010]



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Greta Masson
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Class aide - Dave Maurer - Greta Masson - Dan
Troyan [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Trobaugh's - Greta Masson - Hilbert's
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Sandra Lynn - Connie Franklin - Greta Masson -
Joe Franklin [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Mary Monahan - Val Bundren - Greta Masson
[DC Party - DEC 2009]



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Jack Doyle and Greta Masson
[DC Party - DEC 2009]



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Carla Hilbert - Ruth Sloan - Greta Masson
[DC Party - DEC 2009]



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Greta Masson - Betsy Anderson - Mary Monahan
[DC Party - DEC 2009]



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Greta Masson and Tommy West
[DC Party - DEC 2009]



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Carl McNair - Greta Masson - Norm Blahuta
[Scribe to CO Party - MAR 2009]



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Greta Masson - Carla Hilbert - Chuck Roades
[Scribe to CO Party - MAR 2009]



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Carla Hilbert - Jack Doyle - Greta Masson - Elaine
West [Scribe to CO Party - MAR 2009]



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Greta Masson - Bob and Pat Strati
[Scribe to CO Party - MAR 2009]



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Chuck Roades - Greta Masson - Carla Hilbert
[Scribe to CO Party - MAR 2009]



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Greta Masson - Pat Strati - Ruth Sloan - Chuck
Roades [Scribe to CO Party - MAR 2009]



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Greta Masson and Bob Strati
[DC Party - DEC 2008]



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[DC Party - DEC 2007]



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[DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Rear: Joe Franklin - Schepps - McCulla - Middle: Wargowsky - Vitori - Hornbarger - Rich Miller - Front: Betsy Anderson - Starla Vitori - Mary Ann Miller - Greta Masson [DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Rear: Sandy Wargowsky - McCulla - Al and Dot Spaulding - Roades - Rich Miller - Front: Greta Masson - Mary Carolyn Gay [DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Rear: Wargowsky - Vitori - Hornbarger - Sandy Wargowsky - McCulla - Spaulding - Front: Betsy Anderson - Starla Vitori - Mary Ann Miller - Greta Masson [DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Rear: Deardorff - Page - Malone - Nidever - Jim Ryan - Gay - Marcia Cathey - Goldstein - Middle: Anne Malone - McNair - Russell - Ed Anderson - Front: Jo Ann McNair - Dorothy Goldstein - Mary Monahan - Greta Masson - Donna Ludwig [DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Rear: Marcia Cathey - Goldstein - ? - Kip Volkstadt - Middle: Ed Anderson - Ludwig - Wargowsky - Vitori - Hornbarger - Sandy Wargowsky - Patty Page - Front: Connie Franklin - Donna Ludwig - Betsy Anderson - Starla Vitori - Mary Ann Miller - Greta Masson [DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Rear: Patty Page - Al and Dot Spaulding - Roades - Rich Miller - Joe Franklin - Front: Greta Masson - Mary Carolyn Gay [DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Rear: Wargowsky - Kip Volkstadt - Vitori - Hornbarger - Sandy Wargowsky - Patty Page - Al and Dot Spaulding - Front: Betsy Anderson - Starla Vitori - Mary Ann Miller - Greta Masson - Mary Carolyn Gay [DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Greta Masson - Auer - C. Johnson - McNair
[DG Mini - May 2007]



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Pat Strati - Mary Monahan - Greta Masson
[DEC 2006]



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Greta Masson and Charlie Johnson
[DG Mini - MAY 2006]



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[50th Reunion Bio]



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Connie Franklin and Greta Masson
[50th Reunion]



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Greta Masson and Jack Doyle
[50th Reunion]



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Hugh Quinn and Greta Masson
[50th Reunion]



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Hugh Quinn and Greta Masson
[50th Reunion]



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Greta Masson - Ute Ordway - Bette Young
[50th Reunion]



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Row 1: Emanuela Spadoni (our Mama Mia and Grand Circle's Tour Guide) - Row 2: Gale/Paul Antell - Donna Ludwig - Sue Taylor - Tatyana Sigal - Mary Gallion - Angee Fikaras - Greta Masson - Mary Monahan - Lo Dienst - Marlowe Viney - Pat Strati - Margit Singer - Pat Vitty - Row 3: Georgie Regnier - Trudy Lichtenberg - Anna Bates - Bob Chapman - Bill Taylor - Mike Stevenson - Pete Fikaris - Dan Ludwig - Barbara Johnson - Carla Hilbert - Val/Al Bundren - Bob Strati - Carol Qually - Phyllis Chapman - Val Schroeter - Dorothy Kane - Row 4: Dick Regnier - Danny Dienst - Rod Vitty - Diane/Phil Enslow - Andy Johnson - Don Hilbert - Kelly Lichtenberg - Jim Kane - Lloyd Qually [JUN 2004 Italy Trip]



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Closer Look
[JUN 2004 Italy Trip]



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Closer Look II
[JUN 2004 Italy Trip]



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Sherry Welter - Doyle - Greta Masson
[2001]



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[Dick Masson Funeral - SEP 2000]

More Dick Masson Funeral Pictures



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Dick Masson
[Washington DC - DEC 1999]



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Welter - Newton - Karam - McNair -
Masson - Bill Anderson - Wray [1999]



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Lichtenberg - Masson - Page
[1999]



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Masson's and Lenio's
[c1994]



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Masson's and Lenio's
[c1994]



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Paul Lenio and Dick Masson
[c1994]



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Newton - Raynal - Fontaine - Dienst - Hilbert - Baker - Vitty - Lichtenberg - Wargowsky - Masson - Ludwig - Roades - Horst [c1994]



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Bundren - Masson - Quinn and Daughter
and SIL - Pickitt - Hilbert [c1993]



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Dick Masson - Don Hilbert - Chuck Roades
[c1993]



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Mary Monahan - Greta Masson - Chickie Hilbert
[c1993]



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Vitori - Masson - McJoynt - West
[c1993]



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Dick and Greta Masson
[c1993]



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Hugh Quinn - Greta Masson - Goldstein's
[DEC 1992]



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Baker - Quinn - Greta Masson - Goldstein's
[DEC 1992]



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Dorothy Goldstein and Greta Masson
[c1992]



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Greta Masson and Ray Gunderson
[c1992]



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Edie Edwards - Marcia Cathey - Masson's -
Quinn's - Roades' - Bundren's [c1992]



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Greta Masson and Carl Cathey
[c1992]



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Dick Masson and Hugh Quinn
[c1992]



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Cathey - Greta Masson - Meisenheimer -
Mary Monahan [c1992]



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Al Edwards - Masson - Quinn
[1992]



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Meisenheimer - Quinn's - Greta Masson -
Bill Anderson [c1992]



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Cathey - Quinn's - Greta Masson -
Mary Monahan [c1992]



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Marcia Cathey - Quinn's - Meisenheimer -
Greta Masson [c1992]



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Ed Anderson - Dick Fontaine - ? - Dick Masson
[c1991]



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Joan O'Brien - Greta Masson - Ed Rumsey -
Sherry Welter [c1990]



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? - Masson's - Roades'
[35th Reunion - NOV 1990]



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? - Vicki Roades and Greta Masson
[c1990]



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Burrus - Eddins - Greta Masson -
Sandy Wargowsky [1989]



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Dick Masson and Vicki Roades
[1989]



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Masson - Roades - Hilbert -
Gay - Troyan [1988]



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Greta Masson and Pop Warner
[1988]



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? - Greta Masson - Bob Carpenter
[1988]



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Dick Masson - Carl McNair - Carl Cathey -
Bud and Dotty Goldstein [1988]



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Pop Warner - Dick Masson and
Tom Herren [1988]



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Hugh Quinn - Dick Masson - Sherry Giddings
[1987]



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Greta Masson and Bud Goldstein
[1987]



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Frank's Sister - Hilbert - Mary O'Brien - Rumsey - Lenio - Welter - Strati - Fralen - Wix - Roades - Masson [Frank O'Brien's Funeral - 1987]



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Quinn - Hilbert - Goldstein - Chickie Hilbert -
Sherry Giddings - Wargowsky - Masson [1986]



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Ray and Ann Gunderson - Dick Masson
[1986]



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Dick Wargowsky and Dick Masson
[1986]



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Pop Warner - Edie Edwards - Greta Masson - John
and Mary Pickitt - Ed and Betsy Anderson [1986]



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O'Brien - Masson - Welter - Hilbert -
Roades - Fralen [1985]



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Dick Masson retires
[1985]



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Masson and Roades in foreground
[1985 Reunion]



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O'Briens and Welter's - Hilbert's -
Roades' - Fralen's - Massons [1985]



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O'Brien - Masson - Welter - Rumsey -
Hilbert - Roades - Fralen [1955]



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O'Brien - Masson - Welter - Hilbert -
Roades - Fralen [1985]



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[15th Reunion - 1970]

Row 8: Auer - McNair - Street - Wix - Row 7: Horst - Paul Parks - ? - Dugan - Grubbs - Domeck - Bliss - Row 6: Howie Stone - Newton - Booras - Strom - McDonald - Row 5: Fikaris - Schick - Gallup - Cardillo - Wheeler - Masson - Row 4: Katenbrink - Spellman - Joseph - ? - Schlotter - Row 3: Bergen - Fralen - ? - Andrews - Dunaway - Bob Johnson - Jim Ryan - Row 2: Bean - Strati - Soper - Jeter - Wiegand - Lenio - Price - Row 1: Prater - Thorsen - Meisenheimer - Reid - Zaborowski - Feagin - Joe Franklin

Larger Size



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F-2 Firsties - 1st Row: Rumsey - Goodwin - O'Brien - Al Edwards - Masson - Worden - 2nd Row: Dorough - Symonds - Hilbert - Welter - Lenio - Cummings - 3rd Row: Wolfe (CO) - Sparks - Matuszak - Wix - 4th Row: Bruce MacDonald - Beoddy - Staffen



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2012 AOG Online Register Entry

Register Glossary



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Richard William Masson

Richard William Massonwas born on30 November1931 in New York, New York. He was appointed to West Point from the 15th Congressional District ofNew Yorkand entered on 3 July 1951. He was in Company F2 and was a Cadet Lieutenant andplatoon leaderhis first class year. He graduated on 7 Jun 1955 and was commissioned in the US Air Force.


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Richard William Masson

Air Force Colonel

Richard William Masson, 68, a retired Air Force colonel whose 30-year career included combat missions during the Vietnam War and senior policy positions at the Pentagon and State Department, died of lung cancer Sept. 4 at Washington Hospital Center.

Col. Masson, who was a native of New York, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1955. He also graduated from the Naval War College and received a master's degree in international relations from Baylor University.

He taught political science at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs for six years before being shipped to Southeast Asia in 1967. He served as a C-130 aircraft instructor pilot and as chief airlift controller with the 314th Tactical Airlift Wing in Taiwan.

Among his war exploits was flying C-130 combat support missions to Marines shelled and surrounded by North Vietnamese troops at Khe Sanh near the demilitarized zone following the Tet offensive in 1968.

Later, in Washington during an assignment with the State Department's bureau of political-military affairs, he chaired two U.S.-Greek committees that negotiated continued U.S. military operating rights at installations in Greece.

At the Pentagon, as the Air Force's division chief of Middle East plans and policy, he helped develop policy on U.S. aircraft sales to Saudi Arabia, Iran, Jordan, Egypt and Israel. He also served as senior U.S. Air Force planner for national security issues at Air Force headquarters, executive officer to the Air Force deputy chief of staff for operations and plans, and division chief for Soviet military capabilities at the Defense Intelligence Agency's directorate of estimates.

Following his military retirement in 1985, Col. Masson worked four years as a senior intelligence associate with the International Planning and Analysis Center Inc. in Washington and three years as director of government operations for Florida-based Lake Aircraft Corp. His military decorations included the Legion of Merit. He was a member of the Army Navy Country Club and an avid tennis player.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Greta Masson of Arlington; two children, Lisa Masson of Annapolis and Richard W. Masson Jr. of Fairfax; a sister; and two grandsons.


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TAPS: JAN/FEB 2007



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