Thursday, December 28, 2006

Two World War II Flying Aces

I recently had the honor of dining with two WWII flying aces. The gentleman on the left is my pop, of course. As you might know, he was a B 24 bomber pilot and squadron leader with 27 (or depending on how you count them, many more) successful missions. The gentleman on the right is Ken Wall. He was a B17 bomber pilot with 40+ successful missions. Both of these aces received the Distinguished Flying Cross. Because of their bravery and survival skills, we are a free nation today. I salute these men and I thank them from the bottom of my heart for their service to America! I enjoyed a most interesting evening with many exciting stories and much history last Friday night at Old Port Yacht Club.

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