RIP: Long-time ITD Director Augustus “Buzz” Swett Passes

It is with heavy heart that I note the passing of Buzz Swett , long-time ITD member and director, at the age of 77. Services are today, Saturday, Sept. 10 in Cisco, IL at the Cisco United Methodist Church. Visitation is 10am-noon with a Memorial Service at noon.

Buzz was an Air Force veteran, as well as a model railroader. He will be missed by family and friends. Memorably, he was present when the B-36 landed at Chanute AFB, where it was on display for more than three decades before the based closed. Later in service, Buzz served on base in the Titan missile maintenance program and was the base Sovietologist prior to his retirement.