Sadly, we received news that IBDA Life Member Bonnie Lee “Swamp” Smith, 85, of DeRidder, LA, passed peacefully at his home on Saturday, March 19, 2022.  “Swamp” was married to, Sharon for sixty-one years. He was an Army Veteran and served in the reserves during the Bay of Pigs Invasion. Bonnie Lee traveled the world, having worked on every continent except Antarctica, including thirty plus foreign countries. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the American Legion and former member of the Rotary Club. His greatest joy was being a pilot with interest in all aviation, and a great second interest in WWII history. Pipelining was his occupation, with all related oil industry work, and a rancher after retirement.

Our condolences go out to his family and many friends.