Another full house witnessed the induction of three new members and the recognition of the contributions of four other individuals, as well as two groups, at RI Aviation Hall of Fame’s 14th annual ceremony and dinner on November 19th, 2016.
Assistant Secretary of the Navy Dennis McGinn visited our RI Aviation Hall of Fame’s USS JFK Project HQ on December 15, 2016, and spent two hours meeting with board members, volunteers and supporters. He led a wide-ranging discussion about options for preserving the aviation and naval history of Rhode Island and the region. Naval Aviator… Continue reading VADM McGinn Visits RIAHOF Headquarters, Presents Service Medal
The Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame (RIAHOF), the parent 501(c)(3) organization of the USS John F. Kennedy Project, will host its 14th annual honors ceremony on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, November 19, 2016 at the Scottish Rite Center in Cranston. This year the focus will be on those who served in (or supported) the… Continue reading RI Aviation Hall of Fame Dinner 2016
In addition to AZ Congresswoman Martha McSally, Nov. 21, 2015 honorees include a husband/wife team of Navy Chiefs; a fighter pilot from the First World War; a general aviation pilot with more than 40,000 flight hours; and the man responsible for Coventry High School’s Air Force JROTC program.
On August 21, the night before the keel laying of USS John F Kennedy CVN-79, former CV-67 CO and retired Vice Admiral Jerry O. Tuttle made the following remarks to a gathering of CV-67 veterans. We want to share them with you all. Welcome: Good evening to this awe-inspiring phalanx of our great country –custodians… Continue reading Vice Admiral Tuttle’s Speech to JFK Shipmates
The USS John F. Kennedy Project could not be where we are today without the years put into trying to acquire the USS Saratoga, and the dedicated men and women who helped try to make that happen. For that reason, we hosted a farewell ceremony at the ship on August 8, 2014, at the Officer’s Club and directly at Pier One, Naval Station Newport.
On June 6, 1944, 19-year-old Richard Fazzio of Woonsocket served as the coxswain, or “captain” of a landing craft that went ashore in the first wave of the Normandy invasion. According to Fazzio, the 36 soldiers aboard took high casualties as they left the boat. Fazzio himself was also wounded when the ramp went down… Continue reading Remembering D-Day: Landing craft and Normandy veteran to be featured in Bristol 4th of July Parade