Honor Flight Rochester and two local World War II veterans will be featured on Veterans Day on a national television show.
The “Honor Flight Heroes” show on Discovery’s American Heroes Channel will share the stories of Philip “Curly” Voystock and Harold Stryker — two World War II hero veterans who took part in Honor Flight Rochester’s mission 67 in September. The show, which will air from 7-8 p.m. Monday, will also highlight Honor Flight Rochester’s program.
Voystock was a T-5 Corporal stationed in France as part of the American Graves Registration Command, which was responsible for recovering over 170,000 American servicemen buried in makeshift graves throughout Europe.
Stryker was part of the U.S. Army’s 96th Division (“the Deadeyes”) Battle of Okinawa, surviving while 1,625 of his fellow infantrymen perished around him, the most of any of the seven combat divisions that invaded the island.
“This Veterans Day will be an extra special one as Honor Flight Rochester and two local heroes are put in the national spotlight,” said Peter J. Glennon, co-founder and chairman, Honor Flight Rochester. “We are delighted that Honor Flight Rochester was selected for this national show, which gives us a tremendous opportunity to express our deep gratitude to our veteran heroes.”
Honor Flight Rochester has more than 700 community volunteers and has escorted 3,262 veterans from the Rochester region to visit the memorials in Washington, D.C. Honor Flight Rochester was formed in July 2008 by Col. Edwin Mench; Maj. Peter J. Glennon; Kim and Jeff Gould; Vince Hope and Patrick and Kathleen Wall.