LIcense Plate Retirement
Left to right: State Representative Carole Pankau, Secretary
of State Jesse White, The Krueg, Commissioner Thomas
The plaque will be placed by Butch O'Hare's airplane in terminal two. They
also found a copy of Butch's year book and this also will be on display.
The following is a transcription of the letter that goes with
the license plate from Secretary of State Jesse White's
office and co-signed by Representative Carole Pankau:
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
Secretary of State
July 20, 2001
To the Citizens of Illinois:
Since 1980, with the introduction of the first personalized and
vanity plates in Illinois, motorist of our great state have taken
the opportunity to fashion the numbers and letter on their
vehicle plates in way to convey humor, personality or beliefs.
However, this plate is the first that has ever been retired to
honor its message.
The designation on the plate - "R928" - was requested by
SMSgt. Robert J. Krueger of the United States Air Force - who
is also from Illinois. His desire was to honor his 928th Air Lift
Wing, which operated out of the O'Hare Air Reserve Forces
Facility. When the Wing was retired in 1997, it had posted the
safest flying record in the Air Force with 50 years of
accident-free service to our country.
It is with gratitude for the 928th Air Lift Wing's record of safety
and service to our country that this license is hereby retired
from use in Illinois. It will henceforth be displayed in this
location as a monument to that unit's outstanding performance.
The Honorable Jesse
Honorable Carole Pankau
Chicagoland MG Club
E-Mail The Krueg