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Mineral Wells, TX
February 15, 2003
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State Senator Joins Board of Visitors

The National Vietnam War Museum is pleased to announce Texas State Senator Craig Estes has joined the Board of Visitors.

The Board of Visitors is a group that provides advice to the Board of Directors and consists of influential persons from various walks of life. Members include Congressman Sam Johnson, who represents Texas’ Third Congressional District; Mr. Adrian Cronauer, a prominent Washington attorney and former USAF disk jockey of Good Morning Vietnam fame; Mr. Magne Hagen, who recently retired as the long-time personal Secretary to the King of Norway; and Mr. Jim Young, a Korean War veteran and immediate Past President of the American Legion, Department of Texas.

Sen. Estes is a fifth generation North Texan who represents the state’s 30th District at the state capitol in Austin. A Wichita Falls High School graduate, Sen. Estes received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Oral Roberts University, and is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School Owner President Manager program. In addition to his Senate duties, Senator Estes serves as Chairman and CEO of Estes, Inc., a wholesale distributor of chemicals and fertilizer in seven states. He also served as President of the Texas Agricultural Chemicals Association in 1989.

Senator Estes lives in Wichita Falls with his wife of 24 years, the former Jennifer Huff, and their three children Abby, Andrew, and Mark. He is active in his community serving as an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church and on the Young Life Committee of Wichita Falls. He has also served on the boards of directors of the Rotary Club of Wichita Falls, the Wichita Falls Boys Club, and the Wichita Falls Faith Mission. He has also been heavily involved in the Young Presidents Organization where he was elected West Texas Chapter Chairman in 1994 and to the Board of International Directors in 1996.

The National Vietnam War Museum welcomes Senator Estes to the Board of Visitors and is looking forward to a long and mutually supportive relationship.

The National Vietnam War Museum is an IRS 501(c) (3) organization incorporated in the State of Texas. For more information about the museum and its activities, contact them at P. O. Box 146, Mineral Wells, TX 76068, or on line at www.nationalvnwarmuseum.org.

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