Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people come into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Some people come into our lives, leave imprints on our hearts, and we are never ever the same.
Tim Hasty is one of those people who has come into the lives of Oregon Partnership, left imprints on our hearts, and we will never forget him. On October 1st, Lieutenant Tim Hasty will be placed on active duty with the United States Army. For the past 5 months he has performed the duties of Military HelpLine Specialist. His unique insight and military perspective brought tremendous value to the operation as a whole.
The job of Military Specialist was defined by Tim’s hard work and dedication. He helped design and implement many of the procedures in use today. The mailing of 10,000 Military HelpLine informational postcards to Oregon Veterans was one of his many brilliant ideas.
In being activated, Tim will be embarking on a rigorous military training schedule. As an Infantry Officer he is destined to Fort Benning, Georgia to attend among other things, Airborne school. I graduated from Airborne School in 1974, so I understand what lies in wait for Lt. Hasty. Yet having seen him perform here at Oregon Partnership, I have full confidence in his ability to master not only jump school, but also Ranger School.
From jump school, Tim is slated to be assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Designated as the “All American” Division”, the 82nd is an elite strategic response force. Members of the 82d are forever banded together by an “espirit d’corps” and a greeting unlike any other in the Armed Forces to date – “All The Way!”
Having served in the 82d Airborne Division myself, I want to extend my welcome to the brotherhood. I am happy to have had Tim on the Oregon Partnership military team, he will be missed. However, I am even more proud to know that he will be one of the newest members of “America’s Honor Guard” and would like to salute him here with his first: “All the Way, Sir!”
We wish you well. You will be missed.