UPDATE 8/30/15: Mid-August, I spent hours with Marilyn at breakfast and then in her home. She is vivacious and wonderful. Yesterday and today, I updated two Posts with photos of Marilyn & her husband Bob on the website. He was one of the Veterans co-founders, a navigator & manager. Yesterday Marilyn & I spoke on the phone. For now, come see the first of my photos of Marilyn. And read (or re-read) HER story — the Veterans Air Express first unofficial "hostess" and a new and now dearly cherished friend of mine! What a Treasure!
Update: WWII photos added to Robert Gries story as told to me by his widow, Marilyn. About his 392nd Bomb Group.
Research begins again for the1945 Veterans Air crews and non-flight personnel. Meet Gracie, my magic "carpet."
Marilyn Gries and I spent the better part of two days together in July. What a giggle. What a treat. Besides Veterans Air Express, we share many things in common. Come read about this spunky, gracious woman and our special connection.
Marilyn Gries, widow of Veterans Air Robert F. Gries, brought us stories, laughter and our admiration. Her passing brings sadness and forever precious memories.