Local Veteran Participates in Honor Flight
Last updated 10/9/2017 at 8:38am | View PDF
Recently, Korean War Veteran Robert Geissler (waving in photo) and his guardian, daughter Betsy Champ, toured Washington, D.C. with Central Valley Honor Flight #13.
Geissler enlisted in the U.S. Army in October 1950, just a few short months after attending a Boy Scout Jamboree at Valley Forge. Five months later found him in combat in Korea at Incheon. He served with the 24th Division, 5th Regiment Combat Team, 555 C Battery. He received an honorable discharge in 1953 with the rank of corporal.
Honor Flight makes it possible for many veterans to visit their memorials. It is a time for veterans to come together and visit and to remember, and be recognized for their service.
The next Central Valley Honor Flight is October 9-11. WWII veterans have priority and the remaining seats will be filled from the waiting list of Korean War veterans. The trip is free for veterans, and is funded through donations. For more information, to apply for upcoming trips, find out how you can help, or to make a donation, visit http://www.cvhonorflight.org .