Willie Nelson languished for many years as an obscure, starving songwriter. Ron heard Willie playing in a Nashville dive one night. After sharing more than a few drinks, Ron told Willie that he was pretty good, but that he‘d never get anywhere until he got rid of the suit and crewcut.

Even though he insisted on remaining in the background, Ron taught these three the value of playing well with others.
In 1999, Ron was in charge of security for Pope Paul’s US tour. Tensions between the two grew during the tiring trip. At his last televised appearance, the pope slapped his forehead in irritation and grumbled that he didn’t care that “Monsignor Miles” wore holy vestments, but he wished he wouldn’t wear that stupid baseball cap.
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