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Danville 'hero' pilot in D.C. for Inauguration

Original post made on Jan 19, 2009

Four days after the crash landing of US Airways Flight 1549 and the miraculous landing in the Hudson River by pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III, the Sullenberger family is being reunited in Washingon D.C. Sullenberger, hailed as a hero for his quick action and skills in landing the plane, was invited to attend the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

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Posted by Gary J. Mondfrans
a resident of another community
on Jan 19, 2009 at 9:30 pm

I understand that the Sullenberger interview has been

postponed and Friday's events in Danville is canceled,

please let me know if/when it will be rescheduled and how

I may get to hard copies of these movies to you.

s/ Gary J. Mondfrans

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cc: of e-mail to Matt Lauer - Tribute Videos of Hero
Captain Sullenberger and the NY First Responders

From: G Shots <>
To: "Parrish, Kevin (NBC Universal)"

Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 18:21:15 -0800

Subject: My Video Tributes to Hero Captain "Sully"
Sullenberger, his crew, FDNY and all the "First
Responders" public safety and citizen alike -- They are
all heroes!!


Hey old buddy, you must be busy but it is a great time to

be such a part of history!!

I hope you were in on what may have been one of America's

greatest day, in sharp contrast to the shameful Bush

Administrations response to Hurricane Katrina in New


I've been able to follow some of your travels from inside

the Fire Dispatch Room in San Francisco where the TV is

always on, my preference is MSNBC in so many ways, and I

can't wait to get home to watch Rachael Maddow and Keith

Olberman. I'm working 0300-1300 hours now, which gives me

time to work on my videos. You should see what I do with

wedding and baby pictures, I love baby pics and video


I understand that Matt Lauer is interviewing Capt.

Sullenberger tomorrow on Today and I'd like you to pass

this on to him, I'm not sure I have the right e-mail. It

is my intent to make a very special DVD for the Captain's

birthday on Friday and present it to him when Sullenberger

returns to Danville for a hometown heroes welcome! We're

the same age and he seems like quite a guy, one of quiet

confidence, and one for sure I'd like to see at the door

when I board a plane. Training, experience and discipline

count, I hear it been said that flying is a lot like

dispatching, hours of boredom marked by seconds of

controlled terror. The flight crew also functions like we

do where everybody knows what to do and everybody works

together like a finely tuned instrument.

I'm also sending to you what I sent to Mayor Bloomberg.

Hey, after the inauguration will you be coming back to San


It seems like you haven't been back here in quite awhile.

My best to you and Kathy and your "little" ones!


USAirways Flight 1549 Video tributes to Captain "Sully"

Sullenberger and his crew, and all the first responders,

public safety and citizen alike who made the miracle of

the Hudson a day we can all be proud of.


Mayor Bloomberg,

I am the former Mayor of San Bruno and have been in

emergency communications with the San Francisco Police

Department and the City's Department of Emergency

Management for the past 27 years. I just want to convey to

you my sincere thanks to you and the people of greater New

York City for a job well done!

It is my passion as a videographer to make video

presentations for people, places and events of

significance. To that end I have prepared four videos the

first commending Captain Sully Sullenberger and his flight

crew, two others commending the first responders both

public safety and citizen alike as true American heroes.

I have them presently posted on YouTUBE under

'GShotsTV' and will soon post them in HQ

on my website .

Please feel free to share them as you please.

Best wishes again,

s/ Gary J. Mondfrans

Department of Emergency Management
City & County of San Francisco
1011 Turk Street #D-73
San Francisco CA 94102
(650) 219-8188

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Posted by j michaels
a resident of another community
on Mar 5, 2010 at 9:23 am

i am the third person in the family to read your book " most heroic common sense experience". a mother of a usairways capt. pilot.
your book had me understand the inner feelings my son had as a youngster, wanting to fly. you are our hero. enjoy life with wife and children.