Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Honoring Hutch, An American Hero

The Hope Honor Guard recently performed a recognition ceremony for Hutch, who served in the United States Air Force during World War II. As a young pilot, he earned his wings on May 1, 1944, and he flew his first mission on June 6, 1944 – flying from England to Normandy to pick up wounded soldiers who had stormed the beach. During his career, Hutch had the privilege of transporting General Patton and flying General Eisenhower over sections of France. After 22 years of service, Hutch retired from the Air Force as a Lt. Colonel.

Learn more about Hope's VALOR program and how we honor veterans in our care.