WWII Veteran Tom Rice Joins John and Tammy In Studio!

July 2, 2019

97 year old, WWII Veteran Tom Rice joined John and Tammy in studio this morning along with Holly Shaffner, the director of public relations for Honor Flight San Diego and CJ Machado the producer of "Normandy Jump 2019", a documentary that will be released this fall which Tom Rice is featured in! On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, WWII Paratrooper Tom Rice jumped into Normandy on D-Day this June just like he did 75 years ago and you will be able to see it in the documentary. 

Normandy Jump 2019 is partnering with Honor Flight San Diego and $5 from every pre-sale of the DVD will be donated to Honor Flight San Diego. You can order the DVD by going to www.normandyjump2019.com and enter the code "HonorFlightSanDiego". 

Tom Rice is an Honor Flight alum and is helping the organization raise the necessary funds for the Fall 2019 flight because right now, the trip is NOT funded. Some facts about Honor Flight San Diego:

  • Honor Flight San Diego’s mission is to take the most senior veterans to Washington, DC to visit the memorials built for their service and sacrifice.
  • The organization is taking WWII and Korea War veterans and any terminally ill veterans on the flight. Since 2010, the organization has taken over 1,400 veterans on the trip.
  • It costs $250,000 for the 3-day trip. Due to generous donors, the WWII and Korea veterans fly at no cost to them. The organization receives no government funding and can only do the trip if donations are raised.
  • Honor Flight San Diego is staffed 100% by volunteers, so every dollar raised directly supports getting heroes like Tom Rice on their “Tour of Honor”.
  • Listeners can support Honor Flight San Diego by pre-ordering a Normandy Jump DVD with the Honor Flight code or by going to www.honorflightsandiego.org

Please help get these veterans to Washington D.C with Honor Flight San Diego. Learn more about Tom Rice and Honor Flight San Diego in the interview with John and Tammy below: