Veterans' Stories​

2019 Flight Schedule​

May 18 - Mission #96 - The roster included veterans who

- were awarded the Purple Heart ( veterans)

- transported Marines on LCVP landing craft

- was a Dental Tech

- served on LCU 1624 USS Clarke

- was an Door Gunner and helicopter mechanic

- served on Guam and in Alaska, B-47 bomber

- was a boiler tech, USS Diamond Head

​- served in a 50-bed casualty ward

- was a Medic in a POW hospital

- served with the Army Security Agency in Pleiku, Nha Trang, and Panama

​- was an Army Depot shipping clerk, Cam Ranh Bay

​- served with USAF security police base protection

​- was with Border Patrol in Germany

​- served SKorea, Guam, and Greenland as Mechanic Engineer

- was mortar carrier driver

- worked in mortuary, Saigon, DaNang

- did non-Morse intercept for USAF Security Service

- served in Vietnam with 25th Infantry Division, Military Police

- was flight deck electrician and did other electrical work on AH-16 USS Repose (hospital ship), DaNang

April 27 - Mission #95 - The roster includes veterans who

were awarded the Purple Heart (7 veterans)

- served on occupation duty in Germany

- was a Fire Control Tech - Fleet Ballistic Submarines

- served in Naples, Italy, working on a supply ship servicing the 6th fleet

- was a Data analyst, computer operator, and bunker guard

- served with 196th Infantry; patrols & perimeter guard in DaNang

- was a Jet Engine Mechanic

​- served as Squad Leader, demolition engineer in Germany

- was a clerk and a member of the base basketball team

- served 3 tours in Vietnam; worked on flight deck, OVA64 & CVA63

​- was platoon sergeant, Easy Co 24th Inf Co 25th Div; Purple Heart

​- served at DaNang, Mekong Delta - mobile support team for SEALS

​- was an Armor Intelligence Specialist, Forward Observer scout

​- served on the USS Hanson DD-832, brown water/blue water

- served as Communications Specialist, Teletype/radio

- was a rifleman; Purple Heart

- served at Tan San Nhut, was crew chief on shadow gunship

- was Crew Chief for KC-135

- did Electronics Repair on CVA-31 USS Bon Homme Richard

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-- Earlier Flights --

May 18 - Mission #96 -- Sponsored by Vance Outdoors

Southwest Airlines Flight 8228 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15pm

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November 9 - Mission #101 -- Sponsored by Nationwide

Southwest Airlines Flight 8228 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15pm
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September 7 - Mission #98 -- Sponsored by the Westerville Community

Southwest Airlines Flight 8228 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15pm

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April 27 - Mission #95 -- Sponsored by the Office of the Ohio Attorney General, Gahanna Lincoln High School, and donations from grateful Americans

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October 19 - Mission #100-1 and 100-2 - Sponsored by the Davis Foundation and Grateful Americans

Southwest Airlines Flight 8228 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15pm
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American Airlines Flight 9472 - Scheduled Arrival 9:00pm

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All flights are on Southwest Charter 737  or American A321 aircraft from John Glenn Columbus International Airport  

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2019 Flight Statistics


04/0904/2705/1806/0809/0709/28
10/1911/09YTD
WWII422




8
Korea2084




32
WWII & Korea








WWII & Korea & Vietnam
11




2
Korea & Vietnam6






6
Vietnam8510586




276
Other Era & TLC









Total11511693




324

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^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

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

Southwest Airlines Flight 8228 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15pm
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April 9 - Mission #94 -- [Tuesday] Sponsored by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) Community Fund and donations from grateful Americans

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September 28 - Mission #99 -- Sponsored by Abbott Laboratories

Southwest Airlines Flight 8228 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15pm
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