1st Tomb of the Unknowns, 1920s.


Order of Daedalians
P.O. Box 11261
Chandler, Arizona 85248


Current Tomb of the Unknowns.

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PHOTOS:
10 Oct 2019
12 Sept 2019

NEXT MEETING:

Thursday, 14 Nov
1800: Social Hour
1900: Dinner
Speaker:


Mathew Scott

(click for biography)
Topic:

The
First Unknown Soldier in Arlington.
Location:
Dobson's Restaurant
at the Dobson Ranch
Golf Course,
2155 South Dobson Rd, Mesa (480-644-2600).
(click for map)

Menu:
Roast Beef,
Chicken Fried Steak,
or Bourbon Shrimp.
(they all come with
vegetables, rolls, coffee
or tea, and dessert).
Price:
$30 per person
(includes toasting wine)
Recommended Dress:
Dressy Casual.

CALENDAR:
14 Oct: Staff Mtg
14 Nov: Meeting
18 Nov: Staff Mtg
12 Dec: Meeting
16 Dec: Staff Mtg
9 Jan: Meeting
13 Jan: Staff Mtg
13 Feb: Meeting
17 Feb: Staff Mtg
12 Mar: Meeting
16 Mar: Staff Mtg
9 Apr: Meeting
13 Apr: Staff Mtg
14 May: Meeting
18 May: Staff Mtg
Summer Break

Page updated: 12 Oct 2019

Click for info on the Daedalians' seal.The Order of Daedalians honors, as its Founder Members, all WW I aviators who were commissioned as officers and rated as military pilots no later than the Armistice on 11 November 1918. It perpetuates their names as the first to fly our country’s airplanes in time of war. The Daedalians' membership of commissioned, warrant and flight officer military pilots and WASPs, with its worldwide network of Daedalian Flights and its comprehensive awards program, supports the military services and other aerospace activities. The Awards and Scholarship Programs of the Daedalians encourage patriotism, integrity, and good character in our nation’s youth; military careers as commissioned pilots; safety of flight, and excellence in the performance of military duties. The Daedalian Foundation’s scholarship program also promotes study in aerospace disciplines.  For more, visit their web site: www.daedalians.org. (Note: Willie Flight 82 is a tax exempt 501(c)(19) organization.)
RELATED INFORMATION:
The Unknown of World War I:  On Memorial Day, 1921, four unknowns were exhumed from four World War I American cemeteries in France. U.S. Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger, who was wounded in combat, highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Medal in "The Great War, the war to end all wars," selected the Unknown Soldier of World War I from four identical caskets at the city hall in Chalons-sur-Marne, France, Oct. 24, 1921. Sgt. Younger selected the unknown by placing a spray of white roses on one of the caskets. He chose the third casket from the left. The chosen unknown soldier was transported to the United States aboard the USS Olympia. Those remaining were interred in the Meuse Argonne Cemetery, France.
OFFICERS & STAFF:


Arlan Allen, Gary Zettl, Frank Stookey, Ron Diedrichs, Art Stark, and Bill Follette.

      Elected Officers:  
          Flight Captain: Frank Stookey, USA Retired (biography)
          Vice Flight Captain & Audio-Visual: Art Stark USAF Retired
          Treasurer: Bill Follette, USAF Retired
          Scholarships Chairman: Gary Zettl, USAF Retired
          Provost Marshal: Ron Diedrichs, USAF Retired
      Appointed Staff:  
          Flight Adjutant: Arlan Allen, USA Retired
          Elements Coordinator & Chaplain: Tom Waldron, USAF Retired
         Assistant Treasurer: Jim Vanedeventer, USAF Retired
         Assistant Scholarships Chairman: Gerry Homewood, USAF Retired
          Assistant Audio-Visual: Kurt Gearhart, USAF Retired
          Biographies: Gary Klein, USMC Retired
          Publicity & Membership: Pat Dooley, USAF Retired

FLIGHT MEETINGS:
Normally, Willie Flight 82 meets monthly, September through May, on the second Thursday of the month, but the date can change (see calendar left).  The dinner meeting social hour starts at 1800, with dinner served about 1900, followed by a speaker -- we're usually finished by about 2100. Meeting location and other information are shown in the left column
Reservations are made by contacting the appropriate Element Leader listed in the monthly newsletter.

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