Chapter President Rodger Holmes opened the meeting with the pledge to the flags and the SAR oath. The meeting theme was to honor our membership’s service veterans.
Rodger introduced our honored guest speaker, Mr. Oliver Morris, a 91-year-old World War II Veteran from Tuleta. Mr. Morris gave a detailed story starting when he was a young man working at a Sinclair station and listening to the radio about the attack on Pearl Harbor. Mr. Morris joined the Army Air Corps the following day and thus began his journey of training and becoming a member of a B-24 bomber squadron as a waist gunner.
Mr. Morris gave accounts of his service experiences in England and Germany. He said he never received a Purple Heart, but came close when a piece of German artillery flak tore off his intercom throat microphone during one of his 35 bombing missions over Germany including Berlin and Brunswick.
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Tige Brown talked about his service in the U.S. Marines in the Pacific theater.
Walter Holmes, a tail gunner on a B-17 bomber flying out of Italy told of his experiences.
The veterans honored were Tige Brown, Charles Castellaw, Oliver Morris, Walter Holmes and Bill Skoruppa. Absent was Clifford Word.
President Holmes presented each veteran with an SAR Certificate of Appreciation for their service to our country.