Theodore (Ted) A. Wilson so enjoyed the out of doors and said that when he went to work for California Department of Parks and Recreation, “Why should I work in the city and go to the mountains two weeks a year when I can live in the mountains and go to the city twice a year!”  That being said, he went to work for “Beaches and Parks” and enjoyed thirty-one years of the great out-of doors – such parks as Emerald Bay, Big Basin, Humbolt Redwoods, Santa Cruz Beaches, Squaw Valley, Oroville SRA, Santa Barbara, Sierra Area – starting as a Ranger and retiring as District Superintendent.  He was a decorated veteran of WWII serving in the Asia/Pacific, American and European Theaters of Operation.  He was also at the Battle of the Bulge and very honored to serve his country. He was admired and respected by all who knew him. Thank you so very much Ted for all you did for the State and for saving such wonderful Olympic artifacts now for all to share. Thanks also to Sue and Jim Kubinec for providing us with Ted’s collection which we will give great care.