Men, it is with tears in my eyes and a huge lump in my throat that I tell you that we lost a great friend today. Carlton Benton, our USA representative, passed away this morning. He has been my friend for almost 50 years. When I became Chairman of this FHC group, I quickly switched over to Carlton and the USA office because of my great trust in him. I just talked to his daughter Natalie, and she will get the "celebration information" to us as she plans it. I do not know who will take over his position. No one will replace him, but someone will take over.
We also found out this morning that former FHC Board member and player, Tom Peterson, passed away in the hospital last night. Tom played baseball and graduated from West Point, the United States Military Academy. Most recently, he's coached senior softball at Clearwater and Ed Radice in the Tampa Bay Area. He will be missed by all that knew him.
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