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More honors for WWII flier


Last week I did a story about Katherine “Ruth” Kupferberg Kornblum, the 92-year-old White Plains woman who flew military aircraft as a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots during World War II. If you didn’t see it, click here and you can read about this remarkable woman now.

As the story mentions, Korblum and other surviving WASPs were honored on Capital Hill and awarded  the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest civilian award.

Kornblum received more accolades on Monday, when she was feted at the Jewish Home Lifecare/Sarah Neuman Center in Mamaroneck, where she has worked as a volunteer for almost two decades.

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The nursing home held a celebration in her honor attended by about 75 guests including family members, friends, residents, trustees and staff. Representatives from state and local governments were also on hand to present present proclamations in her honor and to declare March 15th Ruth Kornblum Day now and forever.

Congratulations to an amazing woman.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 at 4:07 pm by Rich Liebson. |
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KatieRich Liebson is a "military brat" who grew up on bases in the U.S. and Germany during his father's 23-year career as an Air Force enlisted man. Rich enlisted in the Army in 1976 and until his discharge in 1980 was assigned to the 78th Engineer Battalion in Ettlingen, Germany, as a public information specialist and translator. He's been a reporter at The Journal News and its forerunner, the Reporter Dispatch, for more than 20 years. During that time he's covered a variety of beats and has written frequently about veterans and veterans issues.
HemaHema Easley was born and raised in India, where she worked as a reporter for The Associated Press and United Press International. While in India she wrote about the insurgency in Indian-controlled Kashmir and covered the 1999 India-Pakistan conflict in the mountains of Kashmir. She joined The Journal News in 2002. She has covered municipal government in Westchester and now covers on social services in Rockland as well as military issues.

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