George Copeland, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps, will be the grand marshal of Springfield‚Äôs Veterans Day parade.
file photo George Copeland holds a photo of himself as a 22-year-old in flight school. He washed out. One of the greatest disappointments of his life he said. He went on to aerial gunnery school and was a crew member in a B-24 bomber which was shot down after a bombing run.