Board of Trustees
We gratefully acknowledge the dedication of our Board members. They are passionate advocates of Honor Flight’s mission and play a crucial role in achieving our strategic goals.
Mac Kemp – Chairman
I was inspired to work with Honor Flight Tallahassee because my father served in WWII. He was a B-17 pilot and flew 36 missions over Germany. After the war ended, he was part of the Berlin Airlift. My father then flew helicopter rescue in the Korean War. Finally, he ran the main PX in Da Nang, Vietnam for a one year term. As someone who grew up around the military, I have great respect for those who have sacrificed and served in order that I might enjoy the freedoms I have today.
Tom (Admiral) Napier – Vice-Chair
I joined the Honor Flight Board of Trustees in 2011 because of my commitment to honoring all Florida veterans who proudly served our country. I was elected Vice Chairman in order to help raise funds to assure our Veterans get to Washington, DC each year.
In addition to working with Honor Flight, I formerly served as 3rd Vice Commander of the American Legion Post 13, and, serve as Public Relations & Publicity Chairman of Tallahassee Elks Lodge 937.
Chief Tom Quillin – Secretary
T.E. “Joe” Sanders – Treasurer
I originally joined the Honor Flight Tallahassee Board to provide expertise in financial and tax reporting but, after serving as a Guardian on several trips, I have come to realize how important our mission is to our Veterans. I consider myself very lucky to be associated with this fine organization.
Colonel Steve Murray
I am an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. To honor Florida’s more than 65,000 WWII veterans and the memories of those who passed, I have served as a member of Honor Flight Tallahassee’s Board of Trustees since inception.
I am the granddaughter of a World War II veteran. Volunteering for Honor Flight is one small way I can say “thank you” to my Granddaddy and so many other brave men and women who proudly served our great country.
Charles G. “Chuck” Mohr, Colonel-U.S. Army (Ret.)
The opportunity to serve on the Honor Flight Tallahassee Board affords me the chance to serve my fellow veterans. My wife, Mary Anna (Pomeroy) and I have been married for 63 years. We have three children, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
I joined the Honor Flight Board as a way of giving back to the veterans who made indescribable sacrifices in order to provide me, and my family, the privilege to live the American dream. I am not a military veteran but I have friends and family who have served. Honoring their service is my privilege and duty. This, in no way, repays the debt owed to our veterans; however, in some small measure, it is my way of giving back.
Serving on the Board of Honor Flight Tallahassee is my way of honoring my father who was a WWII veteran. He selflessly donated to the WWII Memorial but, unfortunately, passed away before its completion.
After retiring from Liberty National Life Insurance, I met Tom Napier who shared the history of Honor Flight Tallahassee with me. He extended an invitation to me in 2015, and again in 2016, to go on the trip to Washington as Honor Flight’s photographer. I missed 2017 because of health reasons but I do plan on going back in 2018.
I can’t think of a better way to honor our veterans than to take them to DC to see the memorials. Photography has been a major part of my life and this is my way of giving back to the veterans and my community.