Hearing from the Troops about Valentine / St. Patrick’s Day Shipment

February 27, 2010 at 1:40 pm | In Uncategorized by admin
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Thanks From SGT Mike DeLeon:

I received this Thank You card in the mail today and want to share it.

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Leon Deraps 2nd Annual 5 Mile Walk/Run/Ride

February 27, 2010 at 12:49 pm | In Uncategorized by admin
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Lance Cpl. Leon B. Deraps, 19, of Jamestown, Mo., died May 6, 2006 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The LCpl. Leon B. Deraps Memorial FFA Scholarship Fund has been set up in his honor. A 2nd Annual 5 Mile Walk/Run/Ride to benefit this fund will be at 9:00 AM on Saturday, May 8, 2010.

Click here to download PDF flyer.

Click here to download PDF signup sheet and waiver.

For more information and to access a sign up sheet visit:

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD – Central Missouri Honor Flight

February 27, 2010 at 9:55 am | In Uncategorized by admin
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From Sarah Hill:

Right now, there are more than 100 mid-Missouri World War II veterans on a waiting list for a Central Missouri Honor Flight. The WWII memorial in Washington, DC was built just 5 years ago and sadly, most veterans won’t live long enough to see it. We are losing our WWII vets at a rate of more than 1000 a day nationwide. If you know of someone who would like to apply, volunteer or a adopt a veteran for a Central MO Honor flight, please go to www.komu.com/honorflight or www.centralmissourihonorflight.com to print off an application or adopt a veteran form. Honor Flights will resume in late April or early May.

Already, Mid Missouri has lost at least 6 veterans who flew on Honor Flights just last year.

George Breting

George Breting of Columbia passed away just a few days after his Honor Flight.

Art Finney

Art Finney of Jefferson City saluted his grandson on his Honor Flight. He passed a few months later.

George Anglen

George Anglen of Columbia passed away just months after his Honor Flight.

Joseph Lafferty

Joseph Lafferty flew in 2009 and died in 2010

Lew Caldwell

Lew Caldwell of Mexico flew in 2009 and passed in 2010

Ed Riley

A large crowd and American flags greeted Ed Riley of Columbia after his Honor Flight.

He passed away shortly after.

Please continue to tell mid-MO veterans about this free program called Honor Flight.

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