WW II Military Academy volunteers selected for inaugural honor flight to Washington D.C.
HARLINGEN, TX — Two Marine Military Academy volunteers were selected for the inaugural Rio Grande Valley Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., scheduled for Oct. 4. World War II veterans and Iwo Jima survivors Joe Kight of Harlingen, Texas, and Bob Bloedorn of Brownsville, Texas, learned of the great news Aug. 21 — at Kight’s 90th birthday celebration!
Kight and Bloedorn have volunteered at MMA’s Iwo Jima Museum & Gift Shop since 1982 and 1985, respectively. The two Marines intend to volunteer and tell the history of World War II from their perspective for as long as they possibly can.
The trip for Kight and Bloedorn is being sponsored by the Rio Grande Valley Honor Flight. The Honor Flight program honors America’s World War II veterans by flying them the nation’s capital where they can visit the National World War II Memorial.
To donate to the program or to apply for the program, visit HonorFlightRGV.org or call 1-888-410-0450.