Memorial honoring Allison to be unveiled Feb. 22

The American Legion & Veterans of Foreign Wars will honor LTJG Robert C. Allison Saturday, Feb. 22, at noon, at the VFW/American Legion Building on East Veterans Drive here in Perry.

A memorial monument, sponsored by friends and family of Lt. Allison will be unveiled and a wreath will be placed.

On Aug. 11, 1955, LTJG. Allison was landing his failing jet aircraft on Hwy. 27 12 miles east of Perry but when he met oncoming traffic, he sacrificed his life by steering his aircraft into a cypress swamp where he instantly perished but saved several lives.