EWM dinner meeting deadline is April 1

Guest Speaker Allen Simmons Jr., Lt.Col, USAF and his father both piloted the C-47. Simmons piloted the C-47 during WWII and Simmons, Jr. in Vietnam. (Contributed photo)

PASO ROBLES — There will be two speakers for the April 3 Estrella Warbirds Museum dinner meeting. Sherman Smoot, past EWM president, will present plans to fly the museum’s Gooney Bird Group’s C-47 on a world tour leaving Paso on May 6 and returning on July 9. This WWII veteran aircraft will take part in a paratrooper drop over Normandy during the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The second speaker is Allen Simmons Jr., LtCol, USAF (retired), whose father participated in the original D-Day invasion while flying a C-47. Allen Jr. also piloted C-47s during the Vietnam war.  He will discuss those experiences.
The public is invited to attend this dinner and reservations are a must. Dinner is $20 with a no-host bar.  To make a reservation please call 805-296-1935.  Reservations must be made before noon on Monday, April 1. Doors open on Wednesday, April 3 at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m.

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