The SIU was saddened to learn of the passing earlier this week of Gen. Duane Cassidy, USAF (Retired). According to news reports, Cassidy died Feb. 8 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, at age 82
A longtime friend of the SIU and an ardent backer of the entire U.S. Merchant Marine, Gen. Cassidy was the first commanding officer of the U.S. Transportation Command (beginning in 1987).
An obituary posted by the Airlift/Tanker Association is available by clicking HERE
Gen. Cassidy’s bio is also available on the association’s website HERE
The SIU will always remember Duane Cassidy as a man of honor and integrity. He was a tremendous leader, a true patriot, and a respected friend.