WORLD WAR II VET FROM FREMONT HONORED FOR ROLE IN RESCUE
CTY honor08p 12/07/08 The Blade/Dave Zapotosky Caption: Arthur "Jibby" Jibilian, a Fremont resident who was a radio officer with the Office of Strategic Services during Operation Halyard in WWII, is comforted by his wife Jo after being overcome with emotion while receiving a standing ovation during a ceremony in his honor at the 180th Fighter Wing Air National Guard base, at Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio, Sunday, December 7, 2008. Jibilian was honored for his role in the rescue of 500 Allied Airmen in Serbia during WWII. Summary: Please get shots at the ceremony, hosted by the 180th Fighter Wing, that will honor Arthur "Jibby" Jibilian, a Fremont resident who was a radio officer with the Office of Strategic Services during Operation Halyard in WWII. THE BLADE/DAVE ZAPOTOSKYEnlarge
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Arthur Jibby Jibilian, a Fremont resident, is comforted by his wife, Jo, upon being overcome with emotion after receiving a standing ovation for his work as a radio offi cer with the Office of Strategic Services during Operation Halyard in World War II.
He was honored yesterday at the 180th Fighter Wing National Guard base at Toledo Express Airport for his role in the rescue of 500 Allied airmen in Serbia during the war.
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