Max Gurney, long-term member of the Torrey Pines Rotary club attended a luncheon on Sunday, August 13th celebrating veterans who have completed an Honor Flight trip. Honor Flight is a national organization that escorts veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit all of the war memorials. 
Max participated in the jam-packed trip and although a WWII veteran, Max was most impressed by the Korean War Memorial. Max participated in Operation Torch (North Africa), Operation Husky (Sicily). Monte Cassino, the liberation of Rome, the Gothic Line campaign and the liberation of Milan. Max enlisted shortly after Pearl Harbor and was being trained for the artillery when it was noticed that he was fluent in French and Italian, and he was transferred to Army Intelligence.
Photo Caption: Torrey Pines Rotarian and WWII veteran Max Gurney (far left in the white shirt) attended an Honor Flight luncheon on August 14th. Max went on the Honor Flight trip in October 2021. This photo was for all veterans over 100 years old.