2018 Memorial Service
Dear Flying Tiger Family:
Please mark your calendars and plan to join us on Tuesday, November 12, 2018 for our Memorial Service honoring those we have lost this past year. We will hold our memorial service the day after Veteran’s Day to remember our Tiger Dads, Moms, Tiger Cubs, and Chinese American Flying Tigers, Dr. James Wong and Edwin KG Len. From the 69th DRS Squadron we will be honoring and remembering:
Jack Higbee (Tiger).Lattie Mc Lendon (Tiger mom); Richard Musser (Tiger); Bud Heiner (Tiger); and Verlin Abbott (Cub & Executive Board Member)
After our memorial service, there will be time for sharing and visiting on the conference call line.
There is no charge for this conference call.
Call in number: 1 866 730 7514 Code: 967209#
We will begin our at: 2:00PM EST and 11:00 AM PST
We look forward to hearing from you on the call!
Flying Tigers & Purple Foxes Unite
Our organization is now collaborating with CJ Machado of Purple Foxes to honor and tell the stories of how our WWII veterans made a difference and continue to make a difference in our world. Click on the link at the right to purchase and download each volume of this exciting multi-generational super-hero military adventure series.
“This documentary is excellent! It’s time we remember what has been forgotten.”
Nell Chennault Calloway
Join us in honoring the 250,000 men and women who served our country in CBI during WWII.
Watch the trailer for this documentary, currently in production. We’d love to hear your comments. After watching the trailer, please CLICK HERE to leave your comments on our Blog page.
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William J. Laun
Whiting – William J. Laun, 107, of Whiting, passed away Monday, August 6, 2018 at ArtistaCare at Whiting. Born in Manhattan, NY, he lived in Valley Stream, Long Island, NY before moving to Whiting in 1979. William was a lithographic pressman for Peter Mallon Printing Co. in Long Island City, NY for 41 years, retiring in 1974. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Flying Tigers serving in China. He was a member of the Whiting United Methodist Church.
William was predeceased by his wife, Esther Laun in 2005 and his brother, George Laun, Jr. He is survived by his cousin, Claudia Celmer; Niece, Christine Laudorn and several other nieces and nephews.
It is with a very heavy heart that I share with our Tiger Family that there has been a tremendous loss.
On August 5th, Verlin Abbott was taken from us far too soon. He passed out of this life doing what he so loved, serving others while riding his motorcycle. In 2005, Verlin came into our “Tiger Family”. He volunteered to create our first website and continued as our Web master and fellow executive board member.
His efforts opened the door for the world to connect with us. Our website has allowed many other squadrons and groups to join us to carry the Tiger legacy forward. From his countless hours of service, amazing talent, love of our country and deep respect for the Flying Tigers, he created connections to people that have developed our 69th organization beyond our dreams.
Verlin not only served as our Creative Director on the Cub board he also was our go to person for military protocol as a retired Army Lt. Col. The 69th Tigers gave their blessings that we adopt Verlin as a “Cub”. We are the children and descendants of Flying Tigers.
We share miss his wisdom, guidance, laughter, service and our Cub Brother.
You can send cards to Margaret and family at the following address or click on the link below to write on the Flanner & Buchanan guestbook. Thank you for your support.
The Abbott Family
13702 Thistlewood Drive
Carmel, IN 46032
Flanner Buhanan memorial page: http://obits.flannerbuchanan.com/obituary?id=308742
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