On Friday, May 17, sixteen students and four sponsors left College of the Ozarks to travel to England. This group includes: Brandon Ashbee, Stephanie Clark, Jesse Henderson, Rick Koretoff, Matthew Matney, Kirk Metzger, Melissa Moore, Kristiana Nordstrom, Arielle Pearson, Ramsey Pruitt, Nichole Russell, Brock Schrag, Eddie Sterling, Duncan Tillack, Laura Virnig, and Anna Zachery along with Dr. Fred Mullinax, Dr. Janice Williams, Tom Debo, and myself, Paul Baker.
We spent some time together as a group before our flight departed from Springfield, MO.
Our group arrived in Chicago and met the eight World War II Veterans who will continue the trip with us. We are honored to accompany Dale Deaver, Tom Easterly, Don Ellwood, Walter Fitzmaurice, Harold "Pop" Gilbert, John Haynes, Mack Paynter, and Bill Ryan for the next ten days.
We landed in London on Saturday and continued our trip by bus.
We enjoyed conversations and three-layer club sandwiches at a local public house on our way to Cambridge.