Read had a postwar career as a partner in a New York municipal bonds firm. In retirement, he divided his time between Florida and Cody, Wyoming. His wife of nearly 50 years, Isabel Collier Read, predeceased him in February 2008. He was a lifelong gun enthusiast and an award-winning marksman. Among his many activities, he became a licensed alligator trapper, taking pride in filling his quota of 160 alligators annually with just 160 shots.
Defense Forum Washington 2011 Wrap-Up
The Naval Institute joins the Military Officers Association of America, our DFW 2011 co-host, in thanking Lockheed Martin Corporation for its support of this event as a patron sponsor. This was the fifth annual conference co-hosted by USNI and MOAA on the crucial wounded-warriors issue.
DFW 2011 addressed “The Journey Back: Helping Wounded Warriors and Their Families Transition.” The four keynote speakers were Dr. John Nagl, President, Center for a New American Security; The Honorable Terrie L. Suit, Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security for Virginia; General Peter W. Chiarelli, U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff; and The Honorable Allison A. Hickey, Under Secretary for Benefits, Department of Veterans Affairs. They were joined by two panels focusing on the key transition issues “Community Reintegration: The Challenges Back Home” and “Deployment to Employment: Are We Really Committed to Hiring Wounded Warriors?”
Your Tax Deduction is Our Strength
Gift income is essential to accomplishing the Naval Institute’s educational goals. Please take a minute before year’s end to make a tax-deductible contribution to support your Naval Institute. If you’ve already made a gift this year, thank you; we would be grateful if you’d consider making another. Donations postmarked by 31 December and received during the first week of January 2012 are eligible as a deduction from your 2011 taxes. We will provide a receipt for your records.
It is easy to make a gift using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express on the Institute’s website, www.usni.org  (click “Donate”). You can charge a gift over the phone by calling Helen McMickle at (410) 295-1052. Gifts by cash, check, or charge can be mailed to the Naval Institute Foundation at 291 Wood Road, Annapolis, MD 21402.
A reminder about gifting through your IRA: Individuals aged 70 1/2 and older can make tax-exempt charitable contributions up to $100,000 directly from their IRA to the Naval Institute. This could be advantageous to many IRA holders, because it satisfies the minimum qualified distribution rule, and the contributed amount is deducted from the adjusted gross income and, therefore, tax-exempt.
’Tis the Season
Our sincere thanks to all who have so generously supported the Naval Institute in 2011. Please accept our best wishes for the holiday season and throughout the new year. Your Naval Institute family will strive to continue serving your interests in 2012.