Veterans' Stories​

2017 Flight Schedule​

May 13 Flight - The roster included veterans who

- was a Surveyor

- served on the USS Boston

- was a salvage diver working on engines repair and raising sunken vessels

- served in Gen. George Patton's army in France and Germany

- served in the Aleutian Islands

- was awarded 4 Bronze Stars

- served in North Africa, Sicily, and the Normandy Invasion

​- was a member of the 1st Cav Band

- was a court reporter for Beachmaster Unit #1

- was in the Military Police and CID

- served in Air-Sea Rescue

- built and maintained airstrips​

-- Earlier Flights --

May 13 -- Sponsored by donations from proud Americans; major donor Ariel Corporation

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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 9 -- Sponsored by donations from proud Americans; major donor Vance Outdoors Inc.
​Flight 8219 Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM
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October 21 -- Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance

Flight 8219 Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM
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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

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

Watch this space for times, flight numbers and sponsorships

2017 Flight Statistics

04/1505/1306/1009/0909/3010/21YTD
WWII15127


34
Korea483918


105
WWII & Korea111



3
WWII & Korea & Vietnam1
1



2
Korea & Vietnam34



7
Vietnam132459


96
Other Era & TLC







Total818086


247

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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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