November 11 - Mission #93 - The roster includes veterans who

- served in Germany, border patrol

- was Aviation Machinist's Mate, USS Cabot CVL-28, Pacific Theater

- served in Vietnam and USA as flight-line Jet Engine Mechanic

- was a Dentist and served in the Panama Canal Zone

- served in top secret USA security office located in SHAPE headquarters, Rocquencourt, France

- was Platoon Sgt, 9th Inf Div, TET Offensive; Purple Heart

​- served in Vietnam as Combat Photographer

- was Army infantryman; 3 X Purple Heart

- served aboard USS Steinaker DDR-863 in Bay of Pigs, Cuba

​- was combat veteran, 11D 20 Recon Scout; Purple Heart

​- served on Swift River Boat; LPH-10 USS Tripoli; Purple Heart

​- was helicopter mechanic, 545th Aviation Unit, Flying Dragons; Purple Heart

​- was a "ratholer" (tunnel rat); also served on the USS Billy Mitchell

- served as Communications Center Specialist, Denver & Alaska

- was a combat soldier, 3rd 216th Artillery, Green Berets

- served at DeNang, 1st Battalion 7th Marines, Commander Security, anti-tank Assault Man

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September 7 - Mission #98 -- Sponsored by the Westerville Community

Southwest Airlines Flight 8217 - Scheduled Arrival TBD

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Our senior veterans served in a variety of ways, and each has a unique story to tell. We've listed several here.

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November 9 - Mission #101 -- Sponsored by Nationwide

Southwest Airlines Flight 8217 - Scheduled Arrival TBD
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October 19 - Mission #100 -- Sponsored by the Davis Foundation

Southwest Airlines Flight 8217 - Scheduled Arrival TBD
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September 28 - Mission #99 -- Sponsored by donations from grateful Americans

Southwest Airlines Flight 8217 - Scheduled Arrival TBD
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2018 Flight Statistics


04/0704/2805/1906/0909/0809/29
10/2011/11YTD
WWII51361221333
Korea15861441111519119
WWII & Korea1
11
21
6
WWII & Korea & Vietnam








Korea & Vietnam1
124


8
Vietnam6279766325717168515
Other Era & TLC









Total8488878682868890691

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

^Counts in red are preliminary, subject to change, and are not included in YTD totals^


Honor Flight Columbus has taken 5,912 Senior Veterans to Washington through 2018

April 9 - Mission #94 -- [Tuesday] Sponsored by donations from grateful Americans

American Airlines Flight 9472

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October 20 - Mission #92 - The roster included veterans who

- served on USS Beal, USS Crouse off the Atlantic Coast

- was a company clerk and medic

- served in Vietnam with Seebees building Highway One

- was a Weapons Mechanic

- served in Vietnam, 101st Airborne, Sniper

- was a sentry dog handler guarding military flight line

​- served during Inchon invasion, Formosa patrol, Wonson Assault, Cleaned mine fields, Sonjin Assault, Shore Bombardment

- was Firefighter in Thailand & Vietnam

- served in North Atlantic, Greenland Sea, Arctic Circle off the coast of USSR; Able Seaman-Boatswain's Mate Striker on USS Thor ARC-4, Cable Ship

​- was a Machine Gunner, awarded the Purple Heart

​- served in Da Nang, RVN; Fire Control - Phantom F4B

​- was Wheel Vehicle Mechanic, Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Vietnam

​- served in Vietnam; Riverboat - Brown Water Navy

- was a Machine Gunner in the Vietnam Northern Jungle

- served in Infantry division, was at Heartbreak Ridge

- was Flight Crew Mechanic on KC-130-F, Vietnam & US

- served in Vietnam, Combat Engineer, 9th Infantry

- served at Camp Stewart, GA and Itazuki Air Base, Japan, 90mm anti-aircraft guns protecting base

-- Earlier Flights --

May 18 - Mission #96 -- Sponsored by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority

Southwest Airlines Flight 8217 - Scheduled Arrival TBD

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April 27 - Mission #95 -- Sponsored donations from grateful Americans

American Airlines Flight 9472

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June 8 - Mission #97 -- Sponsored by the All Life Foundation​

Southwest Airlines Flight 8217 - Scheduled Arrival TBD​
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