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A/TA Mourns the Loss of Mrs. Rosalie Cassidy

The Airlift/Tanker Association family lost a beloved supporter and friend last week. Mrs. Rosalie Mosley Cassidy was the wife of former A/TA Chairman and Hall of Fame recipient, General Duane H. Cassidy, USAF, Retired.

Rosalie was known for her beautiful smile, her grace and profound organizational skills. She was the greatest partner any husband could have. Her support helped Duane reach the rank of General in the USAF. As he increased in rank, her work focus shifted from family and raising her four children to ever-increasing support of military families around the world. Although she never left the country until the age of 52, in her role as the First Lady of the Military Airlift Command and Transportation Command, Rosalie would travel the world with her husband visiting those serving the nation. On any given week, Rosalie might travel to three countries and host and attend a dozen functions. She was a tireless supporter of military spouses, and worked countless hours in base thrift shops. For more than four years, Rosalie and Duane hosted and entertained royalty and world leaders in her home and around the world. She was beloved and respected by thousands serving in the US military.

You can read more about Rosalie and offer condolences to the family here.

If you wish to make a donation to honor Mrs. Cassidy, you may do so by clicking the links below.

The Ocular Melanoma Foundation

The A/TA Education Fund

Services will be held at a date yet to be determined at Arlington National Cemetery, where she will be buried with General Cassidy.

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