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Skillman Resident Writes the Intrepid Story for Children

This article originally appeared in The Montgomery News on December 8, 2022 / By Barbara Figge Fox

Inspired by his granddaughter, former Navy pilot and current Stonebridge at Montgomery resident Peter Weiland recently wrote a book entitled “So Big Yet So Small.” According to a feature in The Montgomery News (written by fellow Stonebridge resident, Barbara Figge Fox), “It has lively illustrations and intriguing facts about [aircraft] carriers and the skill needed by pilots who take off from and land on them – and concludes that an aircraft carrier is both big and small at the same time.”

As an engineering student, Weiland participated in Princeton University’s Regular NROTC, was commissioned as an Ensign, and went through the Navy flight program. He was deployed on the Intrepid in 1958 and 1959. After leaving the Navy, he earned his MBA, joined Price Waterhouse, and was promoted to partner in 1973. Upon retirement the following year, he joined the Intrepid’s docent team as a volunteer.

Peter also enjoys taking fellow residents on tours of the USS Intrepid (now a museum on New York’s East River) to educate them about these magnificent warships. Read the full story HERE.

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