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Executive spearheaded Pacific aviation

  • COURTESY SWOFFORD FAMILY / 1950

    Edward E. Swofford, center, then Pan American Airways’ station master on Wake Island, talks with Gen. Douglas MacArthur during the five-star general’s trip to the island to meet President Harry Truman during the Korean War.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 1983

    Edward E. Swofford

When you’re in the travel and hospitality business, you must travel and be hospitable in any circumstance. One day you’re managing one of the smallest airfields in the world, and the next day the president of the United States and a five-star general are yelling at each other in your living room. Read more

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