I went to the funeral for Everett Lee Halstead, father of one of my best friends, last week.
With Mr. Halstead’s passing, an important bit of Oak Ridge, TN history passed, too. An Army paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne, a mechanical engineer who worked at the famous Oak Ridge nuclear facilities, part of the 1996 Olympics archery competitions and nationally recognized archery coach, Mr. Halstead was an integral part of our 20th century heritage.
I still remember a conversation we had in the late 70s about nuclear energy. He was not only technologically and scientifically informed, he was passionate about it, too. That’s how he approached a lot of things: facts and passion.
So today’s blog is a salute to someone who will be greatly missed.