All flights are on Southwest Charter 737 aircraft from John Glenn Columbus International Airport  

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2017 Flight Statistics

04/1505/1306/1009/0909/3010/21YTD
WWII1512715

49
Korea48391848

153
WWII & Korea111



3
WWII & Korea & Vietnam1
1



2
Korea & Vietnam34
2

9
Vietnam13245915

111
Other Era & TLC







Total81808680

327

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

Flight Partners

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

Flight Partners

-- Future Flights --

June 10 -- Sponsored by donations from proud Americans; major donor Chase
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April 15 -- Sponsored by donations from proud Americans; major donor Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools

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September 30 -- Sponsored by Westerville
​Flight 8219 Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM
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-- Earlier Flights --

October 21 -- Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance

Flight 8219 Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM
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Veterans' Stories​

2017 Flight Schedule​

September 9 Flight - The preliminary roster includes veterans who

- is a Pearl Harbor survivor - 40mm Gun Director on USS Detroit  

- served in Nha Trang; Morse Intercept Operator/Airborne

- was Radar-Tail Gunner, 4th Pilot on a B-36

- served in New York City as telephone operator

- was airborn radio operator in C-119 and flying boxcar

- served at weather station, San Bernidino, CA

- was Machinist Mate on USS Radford DD-446

​- traveled to Leyte & Mindanos (Phillipines); was in Hiroshima after the bomb dropped

- was a tank driver for 70th Battalion

- served on USS Kidd DD-661 - US, Korea, Japan, Taiwan

- serviced in North Carolina and Okinawa as Radio/Radar Technician

- was an Aircraft Engine Mechanic in Germany and Wisconsin

- was a mechanic in a Guided Missle Division

June 10 Flight - The roster includes veterans who

- were awarded the Purple Heart (34 of the vets)

- built highways in the Central Highlands in Vietnam with the 102nd Engineers

- was a color guard member during service in Germany

- was a gunner on 81mm mortars

- served on USS Juneau and USS Los Angeles

- was an ambulance driver in North Africa and Sicily

​- was a mechanic Europe and transported troops during the Battle of the Bulge

- was awarded Bronze Star with Valor, Combat Action Badge, in addition to the Purple Heart

- was Electricians Mate on USS Renville and USS Rowan

- was Crew Chief (Left Door Gunner) IIH-IH MACU/SOG

Check out our Flight Partners page for information about organizations and individuals who help make each of our trips a success.

Looking for information about our flight partners? It's been moved. Check out our Flight Partners page for information about organizations and individuals who help make each of our trips a success.

September 9 -- Sponsored by donations from proud Americans; major donor Vance Outdoors Inc.
​Flight 8219 Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM
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May 13 -- Sponsored by donations from proud Americans; major donor Ariel Corporation

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