Butch Voris Special Guest on USS Hornet at Tailhook Luncheon

Posted on Jan 28, 2005

Butch Voris returned to the USS Hornet (CV 12) for the second time since WW II on January 28, 2005. The occasion was a joint luncheon between the Western Regional Tailhook Association and the Bay Area Naval Academy Alumni Association. Attendance exceeded 200 hands and everyone agreed it was a record crowd for an event of this type. Butch’s told tales for 30 minutes to the delight of the assemblage. Two of Butch’s WW II shipmates attended the luncheon. Russ Reiserer, who enlisted in the Navy in Alameda, CA, on the same day as Butch’s induction. As a result, Russ is a couple numbers...

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Museum of Flight – Seattle Washington

Posted on Jan 22, 2005

After introductions by Harold Rubin, Public Programs Coordinator, Museum of Flight, Butch Voris, founding leader of the Blue Angels and Robert K Wilcox, author of First Blue, Butch’s biography, delighted a standing room only crowd with many children sitting on the floor in front of the stage with a 90 minute multimedia presentation peppered with questions from the audience. Butch and Bob were joined on stage by Mike Wolf. Mike Wolf, also a WWII naval ace, and Butch enjoyed a reunion just prior to going on stage after not seeing each other for 60 years. Both flew for VF2 where Butch was...

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Butch Voris to appear at Museum of Flight, Seattle on Saturday, January 22, 2005

Posted on Jan 1, 2005

“The First Blue Angel: Butch Voris”: A Multimedia Presentation and Book Signing with Butch Voris and Robert K. Wilcox. Saturday, January 22nd from 2:00pm-3:30pm at the Museum of Flight, 9404 E Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98108, 206-764-5700. Read More.

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