Louis C. Villalpando
Born in Arizona. Married to Mary with four daughters. She died in 2008. He served 30 years in the Air force including service in WWII, Korea, the Berlin Airlift and Vietnam.
Coin dealer with M & L Gifts of Biloxi.
He was an ANA national volunteer as assistant floor manager for ANA conventions. He received the ANA Presidential Award (1997), Glenn Smedley Award (2000) and Medal of Merit (2001). In 2002 he received the Krause Publications Numismatic Ambassador Award.
He died in Biloxi, Mississippi.
obit: CW 7/26/2010 (photo); NUM 8/2010
Portrait courtesy of Barbara Villalpando.Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies