June 20, 2023
Ella Mae and Leon Franklin in a photo from a 2018 feature article on successful marriages.
Over 20 years ago I had the pleasure and good fortune to meet Lt Col Irl “Leon” Franklin, Lt Col, USAF, (retired). Col Franklin was a member of the Winnemucca Host Lions Club and was the commander of the Humboldt County Composite Squadron - Civil Air Patrol. I had just joined the Lions, and Leon invited me into Civil Air Patrol, too.