Honoring World War II Vets

Lt. Col. (ret.) Rick Cacini, founder and curator of the Yukon Veterans Museum, right, joins Col. Paul Filcek, 72nd Air Base Wing and installation commander at Tinker Air Force Base, for the ceremonial cutting of the cake to kick off the museum’ seventh anniversary gala on Thursday at the Dale Robertson Center. Filcek provided the evening’s keynote address. (Photo by Darren Heusel)

By Darren Heusel
Contributing Writer

The Yukon Veterans Museum gala on Thursday, Sept. 17, featured a Tinker Air Force Base commander.

Col. Paul G. Filcek, the 72nd Air Base Wing commander, was the keynote speaker.

The museum’s seventh anniversary fundraiser was at the Dale Robertson Center. Museum founder Lt. Col. (ret.) Rick Cacini welcomed Filcek to the gala. The event also honored Leonard Curtis, 98, a U.S. Army sergeant who fought in World War II.

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