THE 1997 HASBRO INTERNATIONAL G.I. JOE CONVENTION
Saturday Night Dinner
Cocktails began with harp music.
Dinner on the veranda
John Michlig spoke about his experience writing the story of G.I. Joe.
Col. William A Campbell was the keynote speaker for the evening. Col. Campbell was a fighter pilot with the 99th squadron during WWII, and was the first "Tuskegee Fighter Pilot" to wage aerial war for the U.S. Army Air Corps. He later became the commander of the 99th, earning two Distinguished Flying Crosses.
One General from each table won an unpainted VSP Female Helicopter Pilot, only 100 produced! The door prize of a lifetime! These items are very rarely ever seen, much less available for collectors to own one. Street value is approximately $1,000 ea.
Diorama winners were excited to receive their prizes.