Posted on Sat, May 13, 2006
August 27, 1965-September 11, 2001
Recently, there has been discussion about Flight 93 and a movie has been released about the tragedy. FYI, below is information about the courageous pilot that we need to know and share. This is the black pilot that flew the plane that went down in Pennsylvania on September 11th, 2001. LeRoy developed his love of airplanes at a very young age. As a little boy he would go with his dad to watch airplanes taking off and landing. By the time he was sixteen he was licensed to fly small planes. LeRoy graduated from the Air Force academy class of 1987, 31st Squadron. LeRoy served his country as a captain in the Air Force, flying the C-141 Starlifter, and was a Veteran of Desert Storm. LeRoy married Melodie Thorpe on May 24, 1998 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. From that union, their daughter Laurel Nicole was born October 25, 2000. LeRoy was known for his kind, caring disposition. He was the type of person that truly listened when you spoke. He was an exceptional individual with a wonderful sense of humor. LeRoy is survived by his wife Melodie, daughter Laurel, mother Ilse, brother Thomas-Freimark Sr., sisters Marilyn Johnson, Germaine Wilson, Theresa Cooke-Poche Ramirez, Cheryl Homer-Wilson, Monique Homer, Christine (Kiki) Homer and Michelle Homer, as well as his mother and father-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. An Education Fund has been set up for LeRoy’s Daughter. Contributions can be sent to: The LeRoy Homer Fund , c/o Commerce Bank , 336 Route 70 East Marlton, NJ 08053 A LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation has also been established. Its mission is to encourage and support young men and women who wish to pursue aviation careers, as professional pilots. The foundation will award flight instruction scholarships for potential students, in order to obtain private pilot certification. For more information on the Leroy W. Homer, Jr. Foundation please visit their website at http://www.leroywhomer.com or contributions can be mailed directly to the Foundations at: The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation, Post Office Box 268, Marlton, NJ 08053
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