I just want to include a note here on behalf of Alan Stricklin, a.k.a. <a href="http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=2976b88b-11a3-41d3-92af-001413c30f30">txoilgas</a>. This was apparently his last find prior to his death of a heart attack parked on the side of the road, ironically while seeking this series.
While I was not fortunate enough to ever meet Alan in person, he was an awesome <a href="http://www.pathtags.com/community/viewuserprofile.php?id=474">Pathtag trader</a> whom I got to know a bit via e-mail. He was a very patriotic person and had many great tag designs. His remaining trades are being fulfilled by <a href="http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=272fe45c-722e-4400-a6fe-38cb8a014261">JulieV</a> (or as I know her from Pathtags, <a href="http://www.pathtags.com/community/viewuserprofile.php?id=62553">juliev</a>) who was kind enough to fill me in on the details of his passing.
RIP, Alan. I hope to finally meet you in person in Heaven someday.