Docent Works Final Shift at EAA Museum
March 8, 2012 – Every Wednesday for the past 19 years, Milton Morris has been diligently at his post just inside the entrance to EAA AirVenture Museum - greeting visitors, giving tours, and talking about airplanes. This past Wednesday, March 7, Milt worked his last shift as museum docent.
Too young for service during World War II, Milt joined the Air Force in 1949. He was trained as a cartographer, assigned to the 502nd Tactical Control Group, then shipped overseas to Seoul, Korea. From the 502nd's Tactical Air Control Center, Milt had the important duty of creating and updating maps and charts used in the planning and completion of bombing missions during the Korean War. After completing his four-year service commitment in 1953, Milt joined the workforce and started a family, but never had an opportunity to stay active in aviation.
That changed in 1993 when a friend invited him to check out EAA's docent program. Milt liked what he saw and has been working the Wednesday morning shift ever since. Recent health issues have taken a toll, and Milt has donned his docent vest for the last time.
As Milt said, "I volunteered to try and do some good, but the docent program has done just as much for me as I have for it!" We're proud to have had you on board, Milt!