Veteran Reunion

By: KXII News Staff
By: KXII News Staff

GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- The Grayson County Airport was home to a very special reunion this weekend.

Over 200 former military and civil service members who were stationed at Perrin Air Force Base, now known as the Grayson County Airport, gathered to remember the old times and talk about what they've done since.

U.S. Representative Ralph Hall stopped by to talk to the veterans on Saturday

Now veterans say this will be the last meeting for the group because most are too old to attend. Jim Farris is one of those veterans, and he says, “It’s just a wonderful thing, that’s what these reunions are for. Is to bring these people back and let them share history and memories they have of this place.

Veterans came from across the country, even from as far away as Washington state.

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  • by grayson Location: county on Jul 2, 2007 at 01:51 PM
    saddened to see this was to be last reunion. understand the why,but , for many original residents to this area, the base was involved in many aspects of their lives. spouses were stationed there,many spouses met there, worked there, attended religious services there, shopped there, children were born there,schooled there, swam and played there. Many remember PAFB as the last place in their lives that they saw one of their parents. some remember dances and parties, sunday drives,air shows. some remember meeting their parent there for the first time in their lives. santa was always there at x-mas. many that came here from other areas of usa decided to stay here and raise their families . most of those families live here now.
  • by Dianne Sliger Location: Burneyville, Oklahoma on Jul 2, 2007 at 08:59 AM
    I heard your story about the reunion on the news. I was interested in it because I was born at the base hospital in 1950. My Dad was stationed there. I was separated from my Dad when I was 6 years old and never saw or heard from him again. The opportunity to go to the base (which I had never visited) seemed like a good idea. I am very happy to say that I found a picture of my Dad in one of the base Commander's scrapebook from 1948. It was very exciting to find him with a group of POWs. Thanks KXII for the news story.
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