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Air Station Searches for WWII Veterans for December 7 Recognition

10/26/16 12:00 AM

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. – To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the official start of World War II for the United States after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Naval Air Station Whidbey Islandwill host a special luncheon on Dec. 7, 2016 at the base Officers’ Club.

At this ceremony, the base wants to recognize WW II veterans from Island, Skagit and San Juan counties who will be honored as special guests.  NAS Whidbey Island is asking for public assistance in finding and contacting these veterans. Local military service organizations are assisting, but if you are a WW II veteran, family member or friend of one of these veterans, please contact one of the following representatives to include them in this ceremony:

Richard Rezabek, PBY Memorial Foundation

            E-Mail:, Phone:  360-675-1102

Dennis Jones, Oak Harbor American Legion

            E-Mail:, Phone:  360-672-1371

Perry Taylor, Oak Harbor Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

            E-Mail:, Phone:  360-969-2467

Howard Gulley, Whidbey Squadron, Association of Naval Aviation (ANA)

            E-Mail:, Phone:  360-293-5413

What is being requested is contact information so a team leader can follow up with personal biography data and invitation.  All contact information is needed no later than Nov. 15, 2016.