Charles Fallo graduated from Mississippi State University and retired from NASA after 31 years of federal civil service. He worked at the National Space Technology Laboratories (now Stennis Space Center) testing the Space Shuttle Main Propulsion System prior to the first Space Shuttle Launch. Worked at Michoud Assembly Facility on Space Shuttle External Tank program, prior to returning to Stennis Space Center to test Space Shuttle Engines and rocket propulsion components. Member of the NASA Software Engineer & Software Quality Working groups.
In retirement he volunteers for Society of St Vincent de Paul in capacity as interviewer, greater, IT Admin, and Coordinator for the Friends of the Poor Walk.
He is the webmaster, computer & network administrator for St Thomas Catholic Church and creator of our Troop 205 website.
While he was a cub scout, his mother was a Den Leader with Pack 209 in Gulfport’s Bayou View. His Pinewood Derby Car won first place in Bears’ competition.
Moved to Biloxi where he joined Troop 224 (1963) with Scoutmaster Dr. Rogers that became Troop 250 (1964) at Our Lady of Fatima. He enjoyed many summer camps at Camp Wilkes and Camp Tiak. Ordeal member of the Order of the Arrow (1965). Never forgot canoeing with a torch to the Camp Wilkes Council Ring.
His brother and he became an Eagle Scout in 1967. We never saw our scoutmaster Mr. Comstock so thrilled. He was a slow bloomer but always enjoyed the scouting experience.
In New Orleans, he was an Assistant Cubmaster at Pack 53 until 1990. While there his son’s Pinewood Derby came in first place with the pack. He and his late son, Jacob, received the Polar Bear award for camping in single digit temperature for the 1989 Southeast Louisiana Council Cub Scout Fall Encampment at Salmen Scout Reservation.
His two grandsons and son-n-law have continued the scouting tradition with Troop 205.
He is always looking to do things better, smarter, faster while being safe. Enjoys sharing experiences with the latest phone, camera, web-site, gadget or riding his bike.