Conventional wisdom tells us the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. This thought does not apply to John Carnduff and his son, Chris, however. That is, they don’t do much falling—only soaring.
A retired Air Force colonel, John had the honor of seeing Chris be promoted to the same position in the Air Force.
John is a resident at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence in Knoxville, TN, where the family held a ceremony April 29. How do you like them apples?
“We are so honored to host this milestone event for the Carnduff family,” said Anita Estes, executive director at The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Knoxville in Tennessee. “We love John and are proud of his service to his country, and we appreciate the legacy he has passed on to his son, Chris. Any time we have a chance to honor our veterans, we are pleased to do so.”
In the Air Force, John served 27 years, from 1973 to 2000, as a fighter jet pilot who had more than 3,500 flying hours.
Chris was commissioned in 2001 through the Air Force ROTC program from the University of Illinois, where he earned an engineering degree. Not only is Chris following in his footsteps, but his daughter-in-law, Mary, is an orthopedic surgeon in the Air Force and will be promoted to colonel herself this summer. A proud family tradition continues on.
“Donna and I are extremely proud of Chris’s service to our military,” John said. “We look forward to seeing continued successes from him in the future.”
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