(From left to right): George Clark poses with Crosby Commons residents Helen Carlson and Bob Shields.
Two Crosby Commons residents, Bob Shields and Helen Carlson enjoyed a memorable ride in the sky last month on Veterans Day.
The residents were treated to a high-flying trip Nov. 11 in a Cessna Model 177B plane, known as the Cardinal. The plane was flown by George Clark, son of Crosby Commons resident and veteran, George “Bush” Clark (103 years old), in honor of his dad and his service to our country. Though his dad was not able to take part in the flight, Clark offered to fly any other interested residents as part of a Veterans Day celebration.
Shields served as a U.S. Naval officer in the South Pacific on an LST (Landing Ship Tank) during World War II. He was responsible for moving troops, tanks and aircraft fuel through the area, often under fire, as part of an early wave of landings on the beaches of Guam, Saipan, New Guinea, and others. Carlson took the ride in memory of her husband, veteran Roland A. Carlson, an Air Force pilot who spent two years in Germany as a prisoner of war in the Stalag 13 camp after his plane was shot down during World War II.
Crosby Commons is an award-winning assisted and independent living community located on the Wesley Village Campus at 580 Long Hill Ave. in Shelton. For more information about the community, visit http://www.crosbycommons.org/ or call 203.225.5000.
The above information was provided in a press release by Marissa Salvesen, marketing and promotions manager for United Methodist Homes.