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Brother's Peril

Joe Williams spent more than 15 years working as a senior architect project manager for the Texas A&M University System.

When he moved to the Bryan-College Station area, he was well aware of the former Air Force base located near the banks of the Brazos River.

One of Joe's older brothers flew as a U.S. Army Air Forces pilot during World War II, and he took instrumentation flight training instruction, as did so many other military aviators, at Bryan Army Air Field. 

But, unlike most of those pilots, Joe's brother's training came "late in the game."


Joe Williams serves as a volunteer at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library on the campus of Texas A&M University. For more than 15 years, from 1983 to 1999, Williams worked in the Facilities Planning Division of the Texas A&M University System. Williams earned his undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Florida and worked along the Atlantic Coast as an architectural professional until taking a job with the firm Lockwood, Andrews and Newman in Houston in 1977. There, he worked on several football stadium renovation projects, including the University of Oklahoma's Memorial Stadium and Texas A&M's Kyle Field.