Story and photo by Phil Raschke
The Mount Rainier Chapter of MOAA recently held a fundraiser to support both the USO at McChord AFB and the Fisher House at Fort Lewis. Nearly 50 members and guests attended the event which included attending the play “Once in a Lifetime” at the Lakewood Playhouse. Following the play, a social was held at the Lakewood RAM restaurant. Attending the fundraiser was Gen (USA Ret) John Shalikashvili, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and his wife Joan. Also attending was LTC (USAF Ret) Ed Saylor of World War II Doolittle Raider fame. Following the social, Chapter President Deryl McCarty presented a check for $300 to Joan Shalikashvili. Mrs. Shalikashvili is a Board member of the Puget Sound Area USO. A check for $300 was also presented to the Fort Lewis Fisher House.