The Order of Daedalians was established in 1934 at Maxwell Air Force Base to honor World War I pilots: the first to participate in aerial combat in the service of the United States during a time of war. Founders’ Flight #1 continues this legacy of service by providing a forum to connect military pilots of all eras and by serving the local aviation community through its scholarship and award programs.
Founders’ Flight usually meets on the third Thursday of the month from August to May at Maxwell AFB and at other venues around the River Region of Central Alabama. If you would like information on Founders Flight, please contact the flight via email: email@example.com
Charles Dennis “Charlie” Hillebrand, 73, of Prattville, Alabama passed away May 21, 2017.
Mr. Hillebrand was born on May 16, 1944 in Yuba City, California to the late Francis Hillebrand and May Louise Whitmore Hillebrand. He was a U.S Air Force veteran and retired as a Colonel with 28 years of service. He was a B-52 bomber pilot and took part in many missions during his time in Vietnam. Other Air Force postings included Korea and stateside service. Mr. Hillebrand was serving as the Executive Director of the Prattville Housing Authority with twenty two years of service. He was a dedicated member of St Mark’s Episcopal Church and took part in the restoration of the church sanctuary. He served the church in other capacities including a lector, lay Eucharist minister and senior warden for the church vestry. He enjoyed golf and building small scale wooden sailing warships. He will always be remembered for his kindness and willingness to help anyone in need.
He is survived by his loving wife Carole of Prattville; three sons; Tom Hillebrand, Britt Downing and his wife Kimberly, Derek Bentley and his wife Suzanne; a daughter, Tracee Phaturos and her husband Russell; a brother, Evan Hillebrand and his wife Stephanie; five grandchildren, Meghan Kestle and her husband Tony, Taylor Phaturos, Emily Downing, Rylee Downing, Jonathan Downing; three grandchildren, Katelyn Kestle, A.J. Kestle, Cooper Elmore and a host of nieces, nephews other family members and many close friends.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 178 East 4th Street Prattville, Alabama 36067