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Carillon at Boulder Creek Combat Veteran Reunited with Plane

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Alissa Sauer

At The Carillon at Boulder Creek, we treasure our residents and honor their life stories. One of our residents, Israel “Ike” Markowitz is a World War II Veteran and a resident of The Carillon at Boulder Creek, was recently given the opportunity to reunite with the aircraft he flew on in the war.

Ike Markowitz, resident at The Carillon at Boulder Creek, was a navigator on the B-17 for the 15th Army Air Corps, which would eventually become today’s United States Air Force. Stationed in Italy, Markowitz was the lead navigator on over 20 of his 35 missions.

He was recently surprised with the opportunity to fly on the plane again.

“It was a surprise to me and to him when we arrived at the airfield. Everyone wanted to talk to Ike and listen to his stories. He was a rockstar. I am so happy and honored that I was the one to drive Ike to see the bomber.” – Dan Spomer, driver at The Carillon at Boulder Creek and Air Force Veteran

This time, the B-17 “Texas Raiders” belonged to the Commemorative Air Force. Markowitz had the chance to fly on the plane again, to experience the sounds, sights, and to relive the memories that made him a fighting force of the Greatest Generation.

The Carillon at Boulder Creek provides an abundance of opportunities for residents to create profound memories. We believe our residents are treasures and are honored to be a part of their stories. Contact The Carillon at Boulder Creek today to learn more about our independent living and assisted living services. We can’t wait to meet you!


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