Dick Knapp won't boast about his history of community service, but I will.
Like many military families, we have lived in several communities around the country. No matter where we have lived, Dick has been involved in community affairs.
When we were stationed on the East Coast - and he wasn't in Vietnam, out at sea doing search and rescue, or conducting ice operations in the Arctic - Dick spent his weekends leading youth camping trips and taking groups of fifth-grade students to historical sites. When we came to Juneau he served on the Boy Scout and museum boards; and when we lived in Anchorage, Dick served on the boards of the chamber of commerce, Alaska Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Food Bank, and the Armed Forces YMCA.
Moreover, back in Maryland, he, as president, and I, as secretary, of our neighborhood civic association, participated in water abatement studies involving run-off caused by development in the area.
Most recently, here in Juneau, Dick has chaired one of Juneau's most active boards, expanding maritime infrastructure, including Douglas Harbor facilities, additional moorage and Marine Park.
I hope this sets the record straight.