Tag: Flying Tigers

Dixie Turman and Wyman Williams remove the cover from the new historical marker honoring Claire Chennault.

Home Town Hero

The closing strains of the Flying Tiger March performed by the Texas A&M-Commerce Band greeted the Ross Volunteer Group as they presented the colors at the historical marker dedication to home town hero, Lt. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault. Claire Chennault was born in Commerce in 1893. Captain Chennault had retired […]

General Claire Lee Chennault, founder of the Flying Tigers, will be honored next week in Commerce. Photo Courtesy of Life Magazine.

The Flying Tigers

A ceremony honoring Lt. General Claire Lee Chennault and the Flying Tigers American Volunteer Group will take place on Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. at Chennault’s birthplace, 1509 Monroe Street in Commerce, Texas.  A new historical marker in Mandarin will be unveiled at that time.  The Texas A&M University System […]