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Pappy Boyington

Producer/Director Kevin Gonzalez passed on this great information that we wanted to get out to you.

If anyone is in the DC area on Veteran's Day, 11 November, try to stop by the US Navy memorial at 1:30 for a new film on Pappy Boyington, the US Marine Corps WW2 pilot/leader/hero who's name is as much a recognizable icon as his larger-than-life personality.  


1:30 P.M. – Screening of “Pappy Boyington Field,” followed by Q&A with director Kevin Gonzalez.

During World War II, Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington led a squadron of fighter pilots known as the "Black Sheep" of VMF-214. The accomplishments of these Marine Corps pilots were legendary.  Boyington’s aggressive fighting spirit helped him earn the Ace designation five times over.  Veterans groups and community members battled against bureaucracy for years to add his name to an Idaho airport to honor him...and the campaign was not without controversy.  This is their story.

This link will take you to the US Navy Memorial Veteran's Day page where the above info on the day's events can be found.  This link will take you to the Pappy Boyington Field film website where you can find more information on the film, Pappy himself, the filmmakers and how to contact them.

Go check it out, and if you have the chance stop by the US Navy Memorial.  Your heart will be glad you did.