Veterans' Stories​

2018 Flight Schedule​

June 9 Flight - The roster includes veterans who

- served in Korea, Intercept Voice Operator

- was 116th AHC Crew Chief - Door Gunner

- served onboard USS Tutuila ARG4, providing support for Coast Guard and Navy River Patrol Craft, Mekong Delta

- was Radioman on Orion P-3 Turbo Prop; flew recon over Gulf of Tonkin AFB

- served in USA in Military Police

- was Electrician with US Naval Mobile Constructino Battalion 121 (Seebees), Gia Le and Red Beach, Da Nang

​- served in Vietnam as Radio Operator/Medivacs

- was Acquisition Radar Operator, Ft. Hancock, NJ

- served as Quartermaster. Rode the Queen Mary in 1945 to Germany

​- was Ship Fitter Metal on USS Hickman County LST-825

​- served as Aerial Engineer, Iceland

​- was a dentist, Camp Pendleton, CA

​- was Crew Chief, F-4, Tampa, FL and Cam Ranh Bay

- served onboard USS Saratoga CV-60, Disbursement Clerk

- was Air Traffic Controller during Korea and Vietnam - Okinawa, VA, CA, FL, NM, Bermuda, Newfoundland, Greenland, Korea, and Germany

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-- Earlier Flights --

May 19 - Mission #88 -- Cosponsored by Chase and the Columbus Regional Airport Authority

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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.

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

September 8 - Mission #90 -- Sponsored by the Westerville Community

Flight Number 8217 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM​
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April 28 - Mission #87 -- Cosponsored by Gahanna-Jefferson Schools, the Nick Rozanski Memorial Foundation, and donations from grateful Americans

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May 19 Flight - The roster included veterans who

- served 1st Recon Battalion; squad leader and checking bridges; 2 tours; was awarded 2 Purple Hearts

- was Medical Specialist, Combat Medic; awarded Purple Heart

- served on Admiral's staff, Anti-Sub Warfare Carrier Groups

- was helicopter crew chief & turbine engine repairman

- served in Japan and Fitzsimons Gen. Hosp, Denver; Medical Records Specialist

- was Flight Engineeer on B-17 bomber

- served as Security Police, Minuteman Missile Complex, Minot AFB

​- was radar mechanic and operator on troop ship taking German prisoners to Europe and bring US troops home

​- served in 101st Airborne I Corps; Aircraft Commander, Chinook

​- provided communication support for VP Squadrons (P-3 Orions)

​- was Tank Commander 11th ACR; awarded Purple Heart

- served in Vietnam as Construction Engineer, paved roads; awarded Purple Heart

- was Parachute Rigger and C-130 Loadmaster at VR-24

October 20 - Mission #92 -- Sponsored by Nationwide

Flight Number 8217 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM​
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All flights are on Southwest Charter 737 aircraft from John Glenn Columbus International Airport  

Watch this space for times, flight numbers and sponsorships

2018 Flight Statistics

04/0704/2805/1906/0909/0809/29
10/20YTD
WWII5136


15
Korea158614


43
WWII & Korea1
11


3
WWII & Korea & Vietnam







Korea & Vietnam1
12


4
Vietnam62797663


280
Other Era & TLC








Total84888786


345

                                                                                                                                                                                     ^

^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 9 - Mission #89 -- Sponsored by the All Life Foundation

Flight Number 8217 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM
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April 7 - Mission #86 -- Sponsored by Ohio Attorney General Office

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September 29 - Mission #91 -- Cosponsored by Vance Outdoors and donations from grateful Americans

Flight Number 8217 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM
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