Power of Prevention Breakfast
We hope you can join us for this year’s Power of Prevention Breakfast on Thursday, October 25, 2018. The event will raise funds to help us achieve our mission, to improve the health, safety, and well-being of our North Texas community by reducing the impact of alcohol and drugs.
Featured Speaker: Lyle Prouse
Lyle Prouse was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1938. He is part Comanche and grew up in an alcoholic home in a World War II housing project. After graduating from High School, Lyle joined the Marines as a private but made the rare transition from enlisted to officer grade and ultimately Captain, a jet fighter pilot flying combat missions in Vietnam. After his discharge from the Corps, Lyle became an airline captain for Northwest Airlines and flew for nearly 22 years before the same alcoholism that killed his parents almost destroyed his life. He was the first commercial pilot ever arrested and sent to prison for flying drunk. The blistering media coverage was relentless as he was fired, stripped of all flying certificates, tried, convicted, and sent to Federal prison for sixteen months. In spite of all the seemingly impossible obstacles, Lyle got sober, returned to Northwest Airlines and retired as a 747 captain. In January of 2001 he received a full Presidential pardon from then President Bill Clinton. Today, Lyle is a husband, father and grandfather. He has been sober more than 21 years and has devoted his life to helping others overcome alcoholism. He is still flying and has participated with all the major airlines in their ongoing alcohol programs. He remains active in Native American sobriety movements.
Contact Nicole Miller at 214.522.8600 ext. 231 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.