Adm. Walsh speaks to capacity audience about the Navy's Blue Angels
Adm. Patrick Walsh talks about his experiences with the Blue Angels precision flight team.
Adm. Walsh greets guests after the lecture.
Adm . Walsh, third from left, with members of the Jalonick family – Jim and Sally Ann Hudnall and Mary Jalonick.
A capacity audience enjoyed the presentation made by Adm. Patrick M. Walsh, USN (Ret.) at The University of Texas at Dallas on July 13. The event was organized by Eugene McDermott Library’s History of Aviation Collection as a part of the George W. Jalonick III and Dorothy Cockrell Jalonick Distinguished Memorial Lecture Series.
A native of Dallas, Walsh retired from the U.S. Navy in 2012 after a distinguished 36-year career that included assignments as the Vice Chief of Naval Operations and Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Since the Jalonick lectures deal with aviation history, Walsh focused on his duty as a member of the U.S. Navy Demonstration Flight Squadron known as the Blue Angels.
UT Dallas President David E. Daniel welcomed all of the guests including Rear Adm. James E. Eckelberger, USN (Ret.) and Rear Adm. Henry C. Amos, USN (Ret.). The sponsoring family was represented by Mary Jalonick, wife of the late George W. Jalonick IV, and Sally Ann Hudnall, sister of George Jalonick IV. UT Dallas Dean of Libraries Ellen Safley provided a history of the Jalonick lecture series.
Adm. Walsh gets a laugh from the