Sat, May 5th, 2012
Justice Robert C. Buckley, a member of the Catholic Lawyers Guild Board of Governors, and last year’s recipient of the Francis D. Morrissey Lifetime Achievement Award, has been selected for an "Honor Flight" to thank him for his service in World War II.
Part of this one-day trip to Washington DC for WWII veterans to see the WWII Memorial involves a "mail call" during which the veterans receive mail sent by family, friends and colleagues thanking them for their service. You may not know that in addition to his judicial career, Judge Buckley had a military career that spanned nearly 30 years.
During WWII, Judge Buckley enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He served as a pilot, navigator and radar operator for the 305th Bomb Group, flying daytime bombing raids over Nazi Germany in B-17's out of Chelveston, England. He also served as a pilot in the Korean War and as an attorney with the JAG corps during the Vietnam War. He was recognized for his service with the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, and the European Theatre Ribbon with four battle stars.
He will be headed to Washington DC later this month for this special event. If you are interested in sending a thank you note to the Judge to help celebrate this day, attached please find a sample note and instructions on where and when to send it (by May 18th).
For more information about Honor Flight Chicago, please see http://www.honorflightchicago.org.
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