Tag Archives: Honor Flight

Downing Vietnam Veterans Take Honor Flight to Nation’s Capital

A number of Vietnam War veterans from the Downing area recently took part in the Great River Honor Flight #48 to Washington D.C. in June. Jim Brewer, Mike Jackson, and Jerry Duncan accompanied by guardians Matthew and Aaron Brewer and Kevin Harrolson attended the flight along with former Downing resident Donnie Middleton, and his guardian, […]

WWII Veteran Gene Durham Takes Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

Who wouldn’t want to be aboard a yacht, floating in the waters of Hawaii, escaping the December weather of Missouri? Sounds like a perfect vacation, but for the crew members of Gene Durham’s future ship, it was a nightmare. The yacht, Elvida arrived in Hawaii on December 5, 1941. The newly commissioned YP-109 submarine chaser […]

Six Area Veterans Travel to Nation’s Capital as Part of Honor Flight

The red carpet was rolled out for six area veterans, albeit in whirlwind fashion as the former soldiers and seamen were guests of honor on Mission #26 of the Great River Honor Flight program that traveled to Washington D.C. on August 28th. World War II veteran Ivan Woods along with Korean War vets Bill Hall, […]

Honor Flight Helps Rogers Celebrate 4th of July

What was initially planned as a two-week vacation back in his old home state, turned into a trip of a life-time for a former Gorin resident who celebrated the most patriotic Fourth of July of his soon-to-be 66 years. Adrian Rogers celebrated an early Independence Day in Washington D.C. courtesy of the Central Missouri Honor […]