The passing of our 41st President has called forth the better angels of our national conscience. Tributes from all quarters have acknowledged his courage, humility, faith and lifelong devotion to selfless service to our nation. Foremost among these acknowledgments, evoke his time as a U.S. Navy Naval Aviator during World War II.
The second highest-ranking U.S. Navy officer visited Chicago to engage with local residents, contribute his military story for historical preservation, and connect with civic, government, and business leaders on Aug. 2.
One of the U.S. Navy’s top enlisted sailors visited Chicago to learn about an important mission the Navy accomplished during World War II, recognized some of the newest Chief Petty Officers, and connected with cadets at the city’s only publicly funded Navy high school on Sept. 19.
Representatives from the U.S. Navy and the City of Chicago joined family members and well-wishers of the late Lt. Cmdr. Edward “Butch” O’Hare for a ceremony honoring the 75th anniversary O’Hare’s heroic actions during World War II here Feb. 17.