The Maxine Flournoy Third Coast Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force will hold its annual Hall of Fame Induction on Saturday 17 September, 2016 at its hangar located at The McCampbell-Porter Airport, 3201 FM 3521, Aransas Pass, Texas. The event will begin at 11:00 a.m.
Honoree this year is Lt. Rex “Jim” Stever, USAAF, and posthumous honorees are Lt. Tobin Armstrong USAAF; Staff Sgt. Sam Houston Burris USAAF and Captain Dean E. Webster, USN.
Sam Houston Burris graduated from Alice High School and enlisted in the USAAF. He served with the 8th USAAF in the European Theater as a bomber engineer and gunner and as a carpetbagger unit delivering supplies to the French and Norwegian resistance movements. He was awarded five Battle Stars, The Air Medal, Oak Leaf with Clusters and the European Theater of Operations Medal. He was honorably discharged in 1946 and returned to Alice, Texas . Working in the oil fields at night, he earned a degree from Texas A&I and obtained his law degree from The University of Texas. Mr. Burris was county attorney, assistant attorney general of The State of Texas and the district attorney for the 79th Judicial District of Texas.
The Third Coast Squadron selects veterans each year who represented our country in combat. A plaque will be presented to each recipient or family and one will be hung on our Wall of Honor in the Museum of Military History.
Following the presentations a meal will be served. The event will be over by 1:30 p.m. The event is free and all that is asked is for a confirmation of attendance by 10 September by calling Pearson Knolle at 361-356- 4918 or firstname.lastname@example.org