Galaxy Council Member of the Month
Gene Smith – Who is Gene Smith? How about “Smitty”, the guy who is usually the first Galaxy member to arrive in support of the Westover air show, picnic and every other Galaxy function. A charter member of the Galaxy Council and a member of the Galaxy Board of Directors from 1995 to 2008, Smitty joined the U. S. Air Force in 1954 and was assigned to Westover AFB. While assigned to Westover, he met his wife of 52 years the former Lillian Guerin. After serving his tour, Smitty worked for an area trucking company. In 1975 he joined the reserves at Westover and in 1987 was hired as a technician managing the aircraft service section. During his Westover career Smitty also assisted in the construction of the Westover golf course and numerous other base improvements. Smitty is the proud father of four children and another fine example of the type of member that makes the Galaxy Council such a great organization. Thanks Smitty for your support.