Career military man to speak at Post 227 special meeting Aug 7

Friday, August 2, 2019

The American Legion Post 227 in Shoreline will hold a special meeting at 6:30pm Wednesday evening, August 7, 2019. The meeting will be held at Post 227, located at 14521 17th Ave NE, Shoreline 98155. 

John (J.D.) Hosey will speak about his 30-year military career which began at age 16. His career included serving as an Army paratrooper during the Korean War, going to OCS to become an officer, qualifying to fly fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, flying rescue missions under fire to extract wounded troops in Viet Nam and ending his military career as Senior Controller for military airports in the US and in Europe. 

He was awarded numerous medals during his career, including a Presidential Distinguished Flying Cross for rescuing wounded troops under fire in Viet Nam. On a bus ride to Seattle, from where he was due to sail to Korea, he met a beautiful young woman named Sandy who became the love of his life. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of his talk.

While you are at the meeting, you can check out the Post Library that includes a large collection of militarily related books, video tapes and DVDs. Any of these can be checked out, used and returned by post members and community without charge. Also check out the Post 227 website

All members of the community, whether a military veteran or not, are welcome to attend to hear the presentations. We look forward to seeing you at this special meeting.


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