2019 Spring Picnic Held at North Little Rock Airport on 4 May 2019
Guest speaker at the Spring Picnic was Colonel Gerald A. Donohue, Commander of the 19th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base. He outlined the activities and achievements of the airmen assigned to the "Home of the C-130 Combat Airlift", at which he has been commander since 2017. Several other guests joined the group, including legislators, representatives of the Arkansas National Guard, Arkansas Veterans Affairs, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Quilt of Valor Foundation and "Battlin' Betties". Photos of those who attended are included in this video.
Senator Boozman Meets With Ira Eaker Chapter
Senator John Boozman met with the Ira Eaker Chapter, DFCS, at its breakfast meeting on 1 Dec 2018 at the Whole Hog Café in Little Rock. He updated the group on recent congressional activities. Col. Anita Deason of his staff, a recent inductee to the Arkansas Military Veterans Hall of Fame, also addressed the group.
Wilmer Plate Celebrates 99th Birthday
Wilmer Plate (seated, center) celebrated his 99th birthday at the Southern Oaks Country Club, Jacksonville AR on Saturday, June 9, 2018. A large group of friends joined him, including this group from the Eaker DFC Society Chapter.
Chapter Meets for Annual Picnic on May 5, 2018
Jon Swanson, Executive Director of Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services, Little Rock, addressed the Chapter at its annual picnic at the North Little Rock Airport on May 5, 2018. A delicious picnic was enjoyed by the group during this enjoyable gathering. Photos of those who attended are included in this video.
Quilt of Valor Presented to Larry Brown
A Quilt of Valor was presented to Larry Brown of the Eaker Chapter of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society 7 April 2018 by Tammy Farrar and Stormy Holden of the Quilt of Valor Foundation at the Veterans Home at Fort Roots. Those in attendance were Larry’s wife Karilyn, members from Eaker Chapter DFC Society and the VFW State Commander. See more photos in this video below.
Quilt of Valor Presented to Wilmer Plate
A Quilt of Valor was presented to WWII veteran Wilmer Plate by the Quilt of Valor Foundation at the March 2018 meeting of the Eaker Cahapter of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society. Plate was a B-24 pilot during WWII.
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Colonel Christopher L. Bennett Visits Eaker DFC Group
Colonel Chirstopher L. Bennett, Vice Commander, 19th Airlift Wing, addressed the Ira Eaker Chapter of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society at the regular meeting on September 10, 2016 at the Whole Hog Cafe in Little Rock. He commented on his previous assignment on the Air Force Decorations Board and the significance of awards such as the Distinguished Flying Cross. Colonel Bennett also provided an update on activities at Little Rock Air Force Base, such as repair of the runway and the upcoming Military Expo. The photo on the right shows President Bob Davis presenting a DFC mug to Colonel Bennett as a memento for his presentation to the group.
Ira Eaker's Gr-Grandniece Addresses the Chapter
Katie Davis, Saline County Veterans Service Officer, addressed the Ira Eaker Chapter of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society at our regular meeting on March 5, 2016 at the Whole Hog Cafe in Little Rock. She outlined several benefits available to veterans and how to navigate the process of submitting claims for services. Katie Davis, a veteran herself, is the great grandniece of General Ira C. Eaker for whom the Chapter is named. In the photo on the right, President Bob Davis presents a DFC mug to Katie as a memento for her presentation.
Riverfest, May 2015
Pictured are chapter members who volunteered their services at Riverfest 2015, On the left are Ralph Bemis, Ken Zellmer, Gary George. Pictured on the right are Parnell Fisher and Carl Hudson.
Annual Picnic, 2 May 2015
10th Anniversary of Chapter
New Associate Member
Cody Kingsbury, age 13, receiving Associate membership. Cody is the grandson of Gary George.
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