Howard has been a parishioner since 1991, when he retired from the Air Force and moved to the Dallas area – DeSoto, specifically – where is home for his wife, Elaine. You’ll probably recognize his voice from being one of the regular readers during the Easter Vigil Mass. A Chicago native, he flew C-5 transports in the service and then became a commercial pilot. He and Elaine are both pilot instructors for Southwest Airlines. Their sons, Christopher and Andrew, live in Fort Worth and the Houston suburb of Katy, respectively. They each have twins, Christopher’s being two of his three children.