Spirit of '45 Event with Chuck Yeager

Spirit of 45 Awards and Celebration Dinner

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Don’t Miss this Historic Evening at the San Diego Air & Space Museum!

An evening honoring the men and women who served in WWII.  They lived through the depression, as a community of one, they fought a world war on two fronts, and then they rebuilt a shattered world.  They are our parents, our grandparents, and our dearest friends. Spirit of ’45 day, the second Sunday in August, is a new national day in honor of their legacy.  Join us as we work to keep their memories alive!

Individual Lifetime Achievement Award:  General Chuck Yeager.  General Yeager served as a fighter pilot during WWII and was the first to break the sound barrier in October 1947.

Arsenal of Democracy Award: Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler are being recognized as the six companies that were essential elements of the “Arsenal of Democracy”. 

Event Information

When: Saturday February 18th, 2012

Where: San Diego Air & Space Museum

Cost: $190

Schedule: 6:00pm Reception 7:00pm Dinner & Program

Masters of Ceremony: Mark Larson & Jerry Coleman

Special Guest: Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree General Chuck Yeager

Attire: 40’s Attire Encouraged

RSVP by Febraury 7th to Becky Conrad at 619.234.8291 x102 or bconrad@sdasm.org

2012 Invited Guests Include:

Robert Cardenas: B29 pilot

Bob Hoover: Chase plane pilot

Jerry Coleman:  WWII marine fighter pilot

Dr. Roscoe Brown: Tuskegee Airman

Adolpho Celaya: Hispanic Hero of WWII

Skip Adams:  Battle of Iwo Jima

Walter Ehlers:  Normandy Sacrifice for Freedom

Dr. Frances Carter:  Founder of the American Rosie the Riveter Association

Christ McIntyre:  Representing Vietnam veterans

Lt Col Hank Cervante:  Mighty 8th Air Force

Tibor Rubin:  Jewish War Veteran

Nell Calloway:  Executive Director of the Flying Tigers Foundation

Dick Cole: Doolittle’s Raid

Joe McPhlan: Black Sheep Squadron

Dr. Bruce Heilman: Battle of Okinawa

Al Tortolano:  Go for Broke, 442nd/100’

Steve Pisanos: Eagle Squadron

Dick Deeds: Aviator in Europe and the Pacific

All proceeds benefit promoting the work of the Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive Campaign and the SDASM’s educational programs.

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