Veterans Memorial Hall opens new exhibit honoring Maj. Gen. John L. Borling

November 10, 2010

From press release

The public is invited to the grand opening weekend of the Major General John L. Borling Exhibit at Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St. The exhibit begins Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13-14. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, and noon-4 p.m Sunday. Admission is free.

Join the veterans as they unveil the many medals and military citations awarded to Gen. Borling. His career will be featured as a present-day military legend along with artifacts and memorabilia he collected during his service to his country. You will experience firsthand how he persevered in continuing his military career after the POW and Vietnam years. He became a successful businessman and CEO of several companies.

Throughout his life, Gen. Borling has valued service over self to his country, state and community.

Veterans Memorial Hall is honored to present Gen. Borling in person during the weekend grand opening. He will give insight and firsthand accounts of many of the items on display. Some of the topics he will present are his fighter pilot training and missions, “(Hanoi) Hilton Stories,” what it was like to be a POW (Prisoner of War), Checkmate, what is it and why is it important.

Pictures of the General with visitors to Veterans Memorial Hall will be available for purchase and signing as well as autographed excerpts of his book detailing his captivity.

Maj. Gen. Borling became a rising star at the Air Force Academy and upon graduation became a fighter pilot, flight instructor and Commander. His military achievements are numerous. Many of his achievements are listed and may be viewed at: http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioID=4742.

One Comment

  1. Jo Marie Guastello

    January 31, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Major General John L. Borling has a special place in my heart. I wore his POW bracelet through high school and college … and never removed it until my mother found is name listed in the Kansas City Star newspaper on February 15, 1973. Headline read Second POW Contingent Head Toward California. I still have the bracelet!
    I’d love to be in touch with him. Could you forward my information on to him.
    Thank you,
    Jo Marie Guastello
    816.421.0793

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