Alumnus Veteran Honored
Category: Class Notes
Eugene R. "Gene" Klompus, J.D. '67, was part of a special group that traveled to the nation's capitol on May 10 for a celebratory day made possible through Honor Flight Chicago. The nonprofit flies local World War II and Korean War veterans from Chicago to Washington, D.C., to visit national war memorials that honor their service. "There were thousands of people, a band and bagpipers who took over the entire Midway Airport to celebrate us," says Klompus, who called the experience "surreal."
Klompus served with the 62nd MP Co. (Highway Patrol) in Germany, was awarded the Army of Occupation of Germany Medal and the Army Good Conduct Medal, and was honorably discharged as a corporal.