Tall Tales from

the Tower

The Real Hillbilly Elegy

Stephen G. Morris


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The Author

Stephen G. Morris

The USAF gave a seventeen-year-old West Virginian hillbilly, a high school dropout, a battery of aptitude tests and determined he could be a Tin Man. And it wasn’t easy. Only seven graduated ATC school out of twenty-two. And after a year of intensive training at a high air traffic volume control tower, Stephen G. Morris became a Tin Man (an air traffic controller that can move heavy air traffic safely and expeditiously). Yes, after twenty-seven years as a Tin Man, Morris became a director at a Fortune 100 company and a senior vice president at the fourth largest integrated facility management company in the U.S; however, his biggest lifetime accomplishment will always be his time as a Tin Man.



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