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New Photos - From Honor Flight Kern County Trip #11
- August 21-23, 2014 - Click to view Photo Album

New Videos - From Honor Flight Kern County Trip #12
- September 20-22, 2014 - 12 New Videos! 
Click to view 12 new videos on KGET Channel 17's website

Congressman Kevin McCarthy – THANK YOU for your support on the Honor Flight Bill

McCarthy Statement on House Passage of the Honor Flight Act

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on passage of H.R. 4812, the Honor Flight Act:

“It is one of my greatest honors to host Honor Flight veterans and guardians who travel from California to Washington D.C. Local volunteers and guardians with our local Honor Flights give our local veterans the experience of a lifetime as they tour the memorials that honor their service and sacrifice...click here to read more

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Iwo Jima vets chatting it up at breakfast today: Mr Bendert, Mr Knight, Mr Bovee! ... See MoreSee Less

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One of our sweet WWII heros has left the bonds of this earth. David Branscom flew with us in April 2013. Thank you for your service Mr. Branscom.

David Tillman Branscom

August 06, 1919 — October 17, 2014

David Tillman Branscom died peacfully at his home in Bakersfield, California on October 17, 2014. He was 95 years old.
David is survived by his daughters Jacqueline Ruth Somerville and Nancy Theresa Branscom, two granddaughters, and 5 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Josephine Wolcott, the mother of his daughters, and by his loving companion of 40 years, Ruth Koehler.
David was born on a farm on August 6, 1919, in Minco, Oklahoma, to Roy Anthony Branscom and Willemina Branscom, nee Tillman. he served in the US Army Air Force during WWII and afterwards graduated from le Tourneau University in Longview, with a degree in Engineering. He worked most of his career in aeronautical engineering in Souther California. Later he and Ruth moved to Bakersfield and he began working as an electrical engineer for the State of California, from which he retired.
David was an avid outdoorsman; hunting, fishing, camping and gardening. As a lifetime member of the NRA, he taught Hunter Safety to young people for may years. He also volunteered many hours to the Campfire Girls in Long Beach, California.
He and Ruth loved traveling in their motor home, were members of the Establishment Club; and longtime members of the Moose Lodge which sponsored him to go on the Honor Flight for WWII Veterans in 2014.
He was the ultimate "fix-it" man who built, rebuilt, or repaired anything presented to him., be it plumbing, autos, construction and all things electric. David loved working with wood and spent many hours in his woodshop creating beautiful iterns, especially unusual clocks.
The family would like to thank Ms. Jeannie Shain for her 5 years of dedication lovingly caring for David and for giving him as active and as social a life that he would have wanted, despite his many physical and medical issues.
There will be a Celebration of Life held at Stockdale moose Lodge, 905 Stine Rd., Saturday Oct. 25th from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Stockdale Moose #2178 for Honor Flight Kern County Fund!
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Hope to see all of our Honor a Flight vets at breakfast tomorrow (Thursday). We have a special entertainment program for you!! 9am! ... See MoreSee Less

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Next Flight November 3-5

Honor Flight Kern County

Upcoming Events

•  October 23 - Every fourth Thursday of the month we have a breakfast for the vets, guardians, and their families at the American Legion Hall, Post 26 - 2020 H Street St. starting at 9am. Come early, visit and enjoy some coffee or juice. Open to all Honor Flight Veterans, Guardians and guests. - Hot, delicious meals are $5 per person.

• November 1 Mill Creek Christian Church Pancake Breakfast To Honor The Veterans - 9am-11am. All you can eat pancakes and sausage served with coffee, juice and water. Cost $5 with all proceeds donated to Honor Flight Kern County. Honor Flight Veterans eat free. Mill Creek Christian Church - 1660 S St. Bakersfield, CA

• Honor Flight Kern County #13 Trip  November 3-5 flight to DC - details to be announced

November 11Veteran’s Day Parade – Honor Flight will have two floats in the parade, please contact Kim Whitaker at 332-3202 if you would like to participate

• POSTPONED -The Salty's BBQ & Catering 2nd Annual All Day Fundraiser for Honor Flight Kern County Has Been Postponed until November - stay tuned for new time and date

November 20 - The third Thursday of November we will have breakfast for veterans, guardians, and their families at the American Legion Hall on H street starting at 9am.
Thursday, September 25th  9:00 am.  Come early, visit and enjoy some coffee or juice. Open to all Honor Flight Veterans, Guardians and guests. American Legion Hall, Post 26 2020 H Street - Hot, delicious meals are $5 per person.

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