President Uchtdorf Meets Harrison Ford, Presents “Candy Bomber” with Aviation Award

President Uchtdorf Meets Harrison Ford, Presents “Candy Bomber” with Aviation Award

On Friday, January 22, John Travolta hosted the 13th Annual “Living Legends of Aviation” Awards, and Harrison Ford presented the Aviation Legacy Award.

Recognized during the night was Colonel Gail Halvorsen, better known as the “Candy Bomber,” who was recently featured in Meet the Mormons.

On the same stage with these impressive men was President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, who had the honor of presenting Halvorsen with the Kitty Hawk Children’s Award for his lifelong positive impact on children.

Later that night, President Uchtdorf and Colonel Halvorsen had a photo opportunity with Harrison Ford, and Uchtdorf teasingly said: “Our 95-year-old Candy Bomber looked almost the youngest between the Millennium Falcon pilot and me—a former airline captain.”

Last weekend Living Legends of Aviation honored our dear friend Colonel Gail Halvorsen for his lifelong positive impact…

Posted by Dieter F Uchtdorf on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Cover image from President Uchtdorf’s Facebook timeline.
 

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