May 9, 2017 at 6:30 PM HOG Hosts a Memorial Dinner Honoring Richard Houk

18 Apr 2017

2017-05

May 9, 2017 at 6:30 PM HOG Hosts a Memorial Dinner Honoring Richard Houk
Richard grew up on a farm in Ohio along with 5 brothers and joined the Air Force when he graduated from High School where he became a staff sergeant and a crew chief of a bomb loading crew. While he was in Germany a load of bombs was being delivered and the truck ran over his foot resulting in a crushing injury to his right foot. After surgery he came home on leave and married Bartina Baumgardner and three weeks later was transferred to Udorn Air Base in Thailand. While stationed there he received a letter of commendation for saving an airplane from being blown up when his base was under attack. He is very proud of his military career. read more