Gipple promoted to captain

DOWNEY - Air Force First Lt. Harrison Gipple, grandson of longtime Downey residents Col. (Retired) and Mrs. Harvey W. Gipple, was recently promoted to the rank of captain.He is currently piloting a Boeing KC-135 supertanker aircraft, which provides refueling for all aircraft in the Iraq combat zone. Prior to his Iraq assignment, Gipple, a 2007 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, flew similar aircraft out of Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan, where his wife, the former Carolyn Raschke and their three-year old son, Henry, currently reside. Harvey Gipple was himself a fighter pilot during World War II and subsequently served as operations officer for a combat fighter wing's communications system in the Korean combat zone and Japan.

********** Published: July 21, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 14