Join the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee in celebrating and brightening the 100th birthday of a distinguished Orange County veteran of World War Two and the Cold War.
Captain Frank Wendzel, a Lake Forest resident (and formerly an Irvine resident) who has been in quarantine in assisted living for over 90 days, will be celebrating his 100th birthday on Flag Day, June 14.
Born in Wyoming on June 14, 1920, Captain Wendzel flew B-17s with the United States Army Air Force in World War Two, participated in the nuclear weapon tests of Operation Crossroads, and then worked as an engineer on the Mercury, Atlas, Apollo, space missions. He moved to Orange County in 1957.
Due to the pandemic, his big party was canceled and he has only had window visits for the last few months.
His mailing address is:
Captain Frank Wendzel
Freedom Village Health Care Center
23442 El Toro Road
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Please join us in thanking Frank for his military service and wishing him a Very Happy 100th Birthday!
Here is a video on the life of Captain Frank Wendzel, USAAF, ret.: