Chuck Cove

New Chairman of the Pease Greeters


Mr. Charles E. Cove
3 River Farm Road
York, Maine 03909

15 July 2010

Dear Fellow Greeters,

As many of you have already learned Ed Johnson, who has been the Pease Greeter Chair since its inception in 2005, has decided to step down as Chairman and member of the Pease Board of Directors.  Also since 2005, I have been fortunate enough to serve the Greeters and our Troops as the co-Chair.   I am now pleased to announce that I have taken on the role as the Chairman of the Pease Greeters. 

I think it is safe for me to say that Ed Johnson will be greatly missed by the Greeters, but mostly the loss of his presence on the Board will be felt by me.  Ed Johnson is a highly decorated Korean War Veteran that brought great insight to our troops, both departing and returning home to American soil, and he offered tremendous leadership to the Greeters.  He has left me with very large shoes to fill.  Shoes I am proud to walk in.  Ed Johnson exemplified all that an American Veteran should be – always faithful, always.  He has been there for me and for my family as I know he has been for many other Greeters.   Ed is more than just a fellow Greeter to me, he is my best friend.  Semper Fidelis, Ed.

It pleases me immensely to take on such a leadership role.  Serving our troops and leading the Greeters in the Patriotic act of greeting and caring for our brave men and women is a role I take much pride in and hold dear to my heart.  I served our country as a member of the United States Army and in the United States Marine Corps.  I am a member of the Marine Corps League, Knights of Columbus, Disabled American Veterans, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.  I am proud of my many associations and stand most tall when I state “I AM A PEASE GREETER”.

Also, the current Pease Board of Directors and I are reviewing the State of the Greeters and working hard to keep things running as smoothly as possibly.  I am proud to lead the Greeters and be a member of such a dedicated Board of Directors.  Together we will accomplish great things for our Troops.

As a Veteran of the Vietnam War, I have sworn to uphold a promise I made to myself and country many years ago – the Vietnam War era of treatment to American troops shall NOT be repeated.  I thank all of you for helping to keep that promise in thanking our magnificent men and women one flight at a time.

Best regards,


Charles E. Cove, Chairman
Pease Greeters

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