Military Appreciation Day - Brigadier General Robinson Risner
Today we’re doing our best to celebrate our military members! Memorial Day is just around the corner so we think it’s perfect timing for Military Appreciation Day! Today’s theme is inspired by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Brigadier General Robinson Risner! His hometown is Tulsa, Oklahoma. General Risner joined the military at 19 years old and flew planes for the military in World War II. After returning to Oklahoma and joining the Oklahoma Air National Guard, General Risner was called to serve in the Vietnam War where he earned a Silver Star. After returning from captivity in Vietnam, he became Brigadier General Risner and authored a book, The Passing of the Night, detailing his experience. You can learn more by reading Brigadier General Robinson Risner’s Oklahoma Hall of Fame biography.
Oklahoma has so many men and women that deserve to be celebrated for their time of service! You can learn more about several of those individuals, like General Tommy Franks and General Rita Aragon, here
Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home celebrating our military! As always, there’s more to this Oklahoma story, come back tomorrow and we’ll have more for you to explore! Please post pictures of your Military Appreciation Day and share them with us: #ohofathome
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