John served in the Navy and was on 3 tours. Her served on a Destroyer for the Korean War. Most memorable experience in Navy: in Oct 54 was sailing with a group out of Taiwan trying to avoid an approaching typhoon and it turned and followed them out. Over took them the next day and the destroyer heeled to 52degrees for minutes before fighting itself. 53deg was the maximum allowable heel before capsizing!
Another story: father took him to get Stearman ride when he was 6 and there was a misunderstanding and he never got to fly. He’s been waiting 80 years to get a ride in a biplane. We are SO thrilled to have you fly with us today John. Thank you for your service.