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Recognized for valor in Vietnam

Completing a marathon in San Diego at 56 years old

With my Father

Always with us every step of every day....

With the Love of His life

56 years of Marriage

The Global Trade Organizations

Patriot, Visionary, Bill Cavan is the stuff of Legendary Heroes ....

Father of IMO & IPO Executive Director Will Cavan ...

The driving force behind Ambrosia International, Ltd (1984),  International Mango Organization (2000) , Growers Alliance Corporation (2008), International Pineapple Organization (2012) among other ventures around the world .....

With vice-President Richard M. Nixon in El Savador in 1955

Flew 17 Missions over Japan during WW II

B29 BILL and his crew out of Tinian during WW II

Madrid Spain with U.S. Ambassador Robert C, Hill in 1970

Spirit of Goodwill Mission in Managua, Nicaragua in 1981

In Nha Trang, Vietnam Military advisor during Vietnam War in 1971

With Air Marshall Ky in Vietnam 1972

Military advisor during Vietnam War

Torrejon Air Base, Madrid Spain 1970

Chief of Station, Mazambique 1968

At Emperor Haile Salasses Palace in Ethiopia in 1968

With Former US Senator and Governor of the State of California Pete Wilson in 1981

At Lindbergh Field, San Diego 1981

In Tapachula, Mexico in 1981

With Mayor of Mexico City Carlos Hank in 1981

In Cuernavaca, Mexico with Ted Gildred & Bill Black

Managua Nicaragua Airport with Sandinista Officials in 1981

At US Embassy in Mexico City in 1981

Originally Posted 5th May 2012 by Will Cavan

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Carabao claims to be the sweetest mango in the world and was able to register this in the Guiness book of world records.
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Alphonso (mango)
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It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

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