SHHH! Don’t let Wallace find out – it’s a surprise!
WHAT: Honor Flight of Syracuse is excited to announce its Centenarian Salute to World War II war hero
Wallace Roher on Monday, January 10th at 2:00 p.m. at the Roher residence in Manlius. Honor Flight
Syracuse and Wallace’s family are trying to keep this a surprise for Wallace.
Born on January 10, 1922, Roher enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943. During World War II, Roher served in
the China-Burma-India Theater as a Direction Finding Evaluator (DFE), responsible for providing
assistance to distressed US aircraft from inside control towers. While serving at a tower in Kunming,
China, Roher worked with “The Flying Tigers,” a group of American volunteer pilots and ground crew
who served China in its war against Japan. To help us celebrate, Honor Flight’s team of volunteers have
coordinated a special caravan with music serenade, in addition to a special Flag Proclamation from
Congressman John Katko presented by the 174th ATKW Honor Guard.
Honor Flight Syracuse (HFS) is asking the public to support this special outdoor salute. To show support
and help celebrate, guests are invited to gather at Roher residence. Those wishing to meet up prior to
the event can do so at the designated staging area, Delphi Falls Fire Department, 2260 Oran Delphi Road
in Manlius at 1:30 p.m. HFS encourages the media and public wear masks and social distance during this
WHEN: Monday, January 10th at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Roher Residence
2658 Oran Delphi Rd.
Manlius, NY 13104
Media Contact: Aiden McGuire, Marketing & Communications Director, HFS: firstname.lastname@example.org