Football Flyboy: First Lt. Bill Cannon, Piloting More than His Own Aircraft

· Bublish, Inc.

About this ebook

 Does a good man’s life end at his death?

The answer for daughter Lisa Reinicke was, “No.” Her father was known by many

names: Buster, Bill, Billy, Dad, and the Football Flyboy. His deeds, no matter how small,

should be passed down to family, friends, and anyone looking for inspiration, and

life-lessons from one who worked, lived and part of the Greatest Generation. The

Football Flyboy was young, newlywed and a pilot in WWII. He was a good man.

One weekend morning, she determined that his spirit should not stay silent just because

his mouth could no longer speak words. “I open my dad’s old air force footlocker - still

solid, battleship grey, weathered, and a little rough from travel and age. His name is in

white lettering on the front: First Lt William R Cannon.”​

What she discovered were yellowed envelopes bound in twine - hundreds of them - that

her father had written to her mother. Letters written daily during the last year of WWII

and received by his bride. Her daily letters disappeared - only three times during the

year, did the “mailman” catch up with him and teased with just a few of the hundreds.

“Before reaching inside, there was a feeling of the hands of time grabbing onto my heart,

knowing that this was such a huge part of not only his life but my mom’s as well.”

Meet Bill “Buster” Cannon, the Football Flyboy ... a good man with a good life who made

a difference.

About the author

 Lisa Reinicke is an author, speaker, business owner and philanthropist, working

passionately for charities supporting military veterans. She owes her company's

success to her dad - the Football Flyboy - for instilling priceless life lessons of never

giving up, doing the right thing, and being creative in leadership. He ingrained the

moto: “The more you have, the more you give,” into her fabric. A gifted storyteller,

Lisa was honored with the Mom’s Choice Gold Award for lifetime literary excellence

for her children’s book Wings and Feet. Her website is

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