Celebrating Local Heroes: 128th Civic Dinner Dance Set for May 17


It’s one of my favorite events of the year! From the press release

The 128th Air Refueling Wing, in conjunction with the St. Francis Civic Association, South Milwaukee Community and Business Association, South Shore Chamber of Commerce and the City of Oak Creek, will host the annual Civic Dinner Dance at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 17.

The guest speaker will be Ernest “Burnsie” Burns from Boeing’s KC‐46 flight test branch.

Presentation of the Bronze Star Medal with Valor to Sergeant Jonathan Van Brocklin who served in the 1st Battalion 167th Infantry Regiment in Kandahar, Afghanistan 2012‐2013. The Distinguished Flying Cross Medal will be presented to the family of the late Captain William C. Dill for his extraordinary achievement while flying missions between India and China for Allied military operations during World War II.

St. Francis has been selected as the honored community and Bill Moore will be recognized as the honored citizen by the Civic Dinner Dance Committee.

Tickets, $40 each, are still available, through May 11.

Thanks to all of the organizers of this special event. I encourage you to attend; it’s a night well spent. Details in the press release and on the Facebook event.

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