October 15, 2014
Guest Speaker: J.R. Williams of the League of World War I Aviation Historians
About Our Guest Speaker
Remember that there is no PCAM member meeting in September because of the Air Show.
Join us again on October 15 for a presentation by Mr. J.R. Williams, President and Chairman of the Board of the League of World War I Aviation Historians. He will share stories about the first aviator to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor: Lieutenant Frank Luke, Jr. of the United States Army Air Service. His heroic actions took place during the "War to End all Wars." Second Lieutenant Luke, born in Phoenix in the Arizona Territory in 1897, had two airfields named in his honor.
Those of you who attended the October 2013 PCAM member meeting will remember J.R., who spoke about the final flight of Manfred Von Richtoffen, the Red Baron. In addition to being President and Chairman of the League of World War I Aviation Historians, J.R. is also their Director for Marketing and Advancement. As part of his involvement with the League, J.R. has been a guest commentator on the History Channel and on WarBird Radio. He is a frequent speaker on WWI aviation history and has made numerous research trips to northern France, Belgium and Germany. Visit the League’s website: http://www.overthefront.com/.
Location:Mesa Beverage Company, Inc.
3200 N. Laughlin Road. Santa Rosa, CA
Directions: From Santa Rosa, take Highway 101 North and exit at Airport Blvd. Turn left on Laughlin Road toward the museum. The Mesa building is located on the left side of the street a couple hundred yards past the museum.