Berlin Airlift pilot visits dedication of Patriots Park
SUN PHOTO BY BOB MUDGERetired U.S. Army Capt. Kevin Kenney sings the National Anthem at the dedication of the monument to the Berlin Airlift in Venices Patriots Park Friday.
SUN PHOTO BY BOB MUDGEVenice Mayor John Holic, left, and John Chadra, who proposed placing a monument in Venices Patriots Park to honor the men who died in the Berlin Airlift, unveil the monument Friday.
SUN PHOTO BY BOB MUDGECass Wagner, left, who credits the Berlin Airlift with helping him survive as a child in postwar Berlin, and Chester Nowak, an airlift pilot, chat about their shared experience.
By BOB MUDGE
Chester Nowak was a pilot in Operation Vittles following World War II.
Never heard of Operation Vittles? Maybe you know it by its other name: the Berlin Airlift.