MediaAdvisory: Military appreciation held for WWII veteran Ike Farrar

Release Number: 010714

World War II U.S. Air Force veteran Ike Farrar of Shelbyville will receive a military recognition for his military service at Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) on July 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the Administration and Engineering (A&E) building lobby.

Farrar was recognized by the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh for his lifetime of service to his community, the military and the nation on behalf of the 690 thousand men and women of the U.S. Air Force.

Media is invited to the appreciation event where Maj. Gen. Arnold Bunch, the Air Force Test Center commander, will present the A.F. Chief of Staff Appreciation Letter as well as other presentations. Media who plan to attend the event should RSVP by calling the AEDC Public Affairs office at 454-4206 or 454-3889.

Farrar, a retired Major, served in the Pacific flying transport and medical missions providing urgent medical support during World War II.

Farrar recently received a proclamation, presented by Bedford County Mayor Eugene Ray, where January 20 will be known as Ike Farrar Day in Bedford County in honor of his military and community service.

For more information, contact AEDC Public Affairs at 454-4206 or 454-3889.