Former Monroe Countians meet in Germany

Chat over recent issue of Appeal
Two former Monroe County men met in Germany June 29 when Dean Sharp helped brief U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Blair Hansen in Ramstein.
Sharp, formerly of Holliday and a retired Air Force officer, is a civilian defense department employee in Europe.
Hansen, a native of Independence and a 1977 graduate of the University of Missouri, was editor of the Monroe County Appeal in 1979.
Gen. Hansen saw Sharp’s University of Missouri coffee cup and wanted to know where he was from. Sharp told him he grew up in Holliday. Gen. Hansen told Sharp he knew the area well.
“I spent a year as editor of the Monroe County Appeal,” Hansen said. “It was one of the first jobs I had out of college.”
Sharp produced a copy of the most recent Appeal.
“The general got a big kick out of seeing the Appeal,” Sharp said. “I had him autograph it.” (From The Appeal.)

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