Jack’s viewing will be at Harbor Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary, 1625 Gisler Ave./ 1 blk West of Harbor Blvd on Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. The Rosary is at 7:00 P.M. lead by Frank Orzio.
Jack’s funeral mass will be at St. Joachim Church 1964 Orange Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 at 11:00 AM on Friday,December 19, 2014.
Jack’s funeral services will be at Harbor Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary 1625 Gisler Ave./ 1 blk West of Harbor Blvd. at 12:30 P.M. on Friday, December 19, 2014.
Jack’s Celebration of Life will be at 2:30P.M. in the Hanger Bldg., Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. The access driveway is off of Fairview /Arlington (North boundary of OC fairgrounds) at GATE#4.
The members of the Freedom Committee of Orange County bring with them a “Living History” of WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Stories of Pearl Harbor, the Dieppe raid, Battle of the Bulge, D-Day, Air battles in the war torn skies of the South Pacific, over Fortress Europe, and even experiences of being Prisoners of War.
All the theaters of war are remembered and shared.. …witnessing the Atom bomb drop, Flying the Hump in the CBI Theater, bombing of the Ploesti Oil fields, and freeing inmates of the German concentration camps.
All these experiences and many more are shared. Places like Pusan, Inchon, Chosin Reservoir, Da Nang and the Tet offensive are also remembered.
These veterans are available to speak to schools regarding these subjects at the request of educators who may wish to supplement their respective class.
l-r. WO Jack R. Hammett, USN (Ret.) and Cdr. Louis J. Nockold, USN (Ret.), both Pearl Harbor Survivors, Col. Gene A Robens, USA, (Ret.). “Operation Overlord”, David W. Lester, Sgt, USA. “Battle of the Bulge”, and standing, Harold “Bud” Anderson, Cpt. USAAC, (Ret.) D-Day Night Fighter Pilot.
As you read this, there are only two left. The others have carried their “Living History into Eternity.”