June Housman Awarded the 509th Person of the Year

6 - 10 April 2011

Veteran John DeVanie (father) presents June Housman (daughter) with 509th Person of the Year for her dedicated service.

It was wonderful to see the great turn out by members of the 509th PIA, and guests for the Static Line Awards, April 6-10. It was a great honor to be there to see Mr. John DeVanie present the Static Line 509th Person of the Year award to his daughter, June Housman. It was the 20 year anniversary of his own 509th Man of the Year Award. The entire DeVanie family was there, the Association Treasurer - Barry Simpson, Michael and Suzanna Monroe (Mike's home from Iraq), and my Grandson - Niko, attending his first Static Line Award. Many others were there as well. It was a great night for a very great gentleman and his wonderful daughter. John DeVanie was one of the 509ers who served in WWII, and Housman and Associates, his daughter (June's company), hosts the 509th reunion every year. John puts us all to shame, when he can boogie until the wee hours, and June does a mean Texas Two-step.

Article and photos contributed by 509th PIA member - Phillip Handscomb