Air Guard pilot to be featured as Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl ‘Hometown Hero’
By Capt Anthony Vincelli, 124th Wing Public Affairs
/ Published December 19, 2008
GOWEN FIELD, Boise, Idaho -- An Idaho Air Guard pilot has been chosen to be a guest speaker during the Hometown Heroes Lunch for kids @ Roady's Humanitarian Bowl Dec. 30 at Boise State University.
1st Lt. Andrew Labrum, an A-10 pilot from the Air Guard's 190th Fighter Squadron based here, will join Olympic Cycling Gold Medalist Kristin Armstrong and other prominent local "heroes" during a luncheon event for more than 400 area youth. The afternoon event is part of a full day of festivities leading up to the Roady's Humanitarian Bowl.
"I'm excited to talk to the kids about serving our country doing something I love to do while still having the privilege of living here in Idaho," Labrum said.
Labrum and his twin brother, Jay, are both pilots for the Air Guard. Andrew deployed to Afghanistan last summer and saw his first combat experience in the A-10 there, while Jay is still completing initial training in the A-10.