Thank you, Bill, for the news about Dick. He was a really fine person. I think the last I saw him was in the late '70s. I didn't know he had continued with orienteering. I'm sure that for him, as for many of us old-timers, it brought him a lot of pleasure and, in helping with the sport, a sense of connection. As I said, he was really fine person. And so nice to see the photo -- these many years later, he looks just the way I remember him (except for the uniform, that is).
I first met Dick at an A meet in Athens, Ohio, in the spring of 1973, and saw him frequently during the 70s, especially in Scotland for the 1976 World Championships, where he was both team member and team leader. We were there for the better part of two weeks and he had done all the organizing. He was a natural leader, one of a bunch of Marine officers who contributed greatly to USOF in its early years.
To Sharon's story of the WOC relay I would just make a slight change -- Bob Turbyfill ran first, I was second, Dick Hawkins third. (Some years ago I wrote a story
about that day.)