Founding Trustees of the Hall of Fame of Parachuting
NOW MUSEUM OF HISTORY IN GRANITE
World Commemorative Center ®
Jacques-Andre Istel - Chairman Created the MUSEUM OF HISTORY IN GRANITE at Felicity as a legacy for Humanity. Served as Chairman of State Commission in Massachusetts. Introduced sport parachuting in the United States. U.S. Team Captain 1956 and World Record Holder 1961. Lifetime Honorary President of the IPC of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale, Co-Leader National Geographic Society Vilcabamba expedition 1964, Founder, Town of Felicity. Water Commissioner Imperial County, CA. Lt. Col. USMCR, (Ret.) .Editor in granite.
The Reverend George B. Wood, D.D. - Vice Chairman
Chaplain with the 82nd Airborne Division during the D-Day invasion. Four combat jumps during World War II. Chaplain 82 Airborne Division Association. Associate Priest, Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Huntsville, Alabama.
Mrs. Joe Crane
Widow of Joe Crane founder of the National Parachute Jumpers-Riggers Inc, renamed the Parachute Club of America and now called the United States Parachute Association.
Wolfgang G. Lieschke
Director of Corporate Communications, J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency. Mr. Lieschke served with the 82nd Airborne Division and in 1957 assisted in the training of the U.S. Army in free-fall parachuting.
The Honorable William H. Tucker
Chairman Interstate Commerce Commission 1967-1968. then United States Trustee, Department of Justice. Brigadier General Massachusetts National Guard. Three combat jumps during World War II with the 82nd Airborne Division.
Brig. General William W. Weise USMC (Ret.)
Navy Cross, Silver Star, four Purple Hearts. Historian and Board member Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
Professor Richard C. Tomkins
Founded the Cambridge Parachute Club 1957, the first college club, while a student at Harvard.. Pilot National Geographic Vilcabamba Expedition 1964. Professor Hunter College, New York, now retired.
Museum of History in Granite
Center of the World Plaza
Felicity, California, 92283-7777, USA