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77th Flight Honors a Centenarian

Maj. Larry Sabourin, USAF (Ret.), Daedalian Life Member #5519 and 77th Flight Adjutant

May birthdays, left to right: Larry Sabourin, Tom Webb, Jim Kendrick – 102, Tom Hinkel, Ev Hatch. 

On 20 May Flight 77, (Elliott White Springs -Myrtle Beach) held its monthly meeting at Brightwaters Adult Residence to celebrate the 102nd birthday of our centenarian Lt.Col. Jim Kendrick, USAF (Ret.), Daedalian Life Member #8500.  Jim is in good health, walks on his own with a walker and stays up to speed on the stock market.  He is a 1940 Citadel Graduate and a B-17 WWII pilot. In addition to being a Daedalian, he is also a Rotarian and Board of Director Emeritus of the Coastal Carolina Federal Credit Union.  

Myrtle Beach City Council made a proclamation, as shared by Rotary District 7770, on May 17, 2021 with Lt. Col. Kendrick in attendance:

“NOW, THEREFORE, be it proclaimed that the City of Myrtle Beach hereby designates the week of May 17-23, 2021, as James B. Kendrick Week in honor and recognition of his milestone 102nd birthday on May 17, …, and extends best wishes and birthday greetings to our long-time friend and neighbor on this momentous occasion, ….”

May was a birthday month, as five other members also celebrated their birthdays.     

A pleasant congenial evening was had by all, hosted by the Brightwaters staff.  The flight voted to pay for the Flight Commander’s airfare to the National Convention to receive the Flight’s Award.  

Covid protocol was heeded.  All attending had received their shots.  Upon check-in at Brightwaters all were temperature checked, signed a medical form, and wore masks until the banquet room.