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November 23, 2020 25 min

It’s not really all that shocking that Bob Allen became a pilot to presidents and celebrities, when you consider that Bob is one of those people who reaches the apex of whatever he does. If there were an overachievers club, he would be the president. For example, in high school, Bob played three sports. Not only was he the starting QB for the Lee High School Football team in Springfield VA, but he was also the team captain and starting guard on the basketball team, and the team captain and shortstop for the baseball team. In his free time in high school and college, he didn’t just go bowling and play pool, he won bowling and pool tournaments.

And, by his senior year at Randolph Macon college, he was starting shortstop once again, and now, scouts were paying attention to him. In fact, there’s a pretty good chance that Bob would have gone on to play in the major leagues, but, as Bob puts it, before Houston could draft him, the army did. So, instead of ending up a star in the major leagues, Lt. Colonel Bob Allen ended up having a remarkable career as an airman and a pilot. Including time as an Air Force One Pilot. Kind of ...

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