Dr. Beougher and long-term patients, Arch and Sherry Bonnema supported Military Ministry at Norfolk, VA to give hope, support, and guidance to new military men and women.
Dr. Beougher, Chuck, and Arch were able to land on an aircraft carrier, The USS Roosevelt, and spend 24 hours touring the aircraft carrier as its 110 aircraft took off and landed every 10 minutes to be graded and ready for an 8-month Persian Gulf mission. Chuck stayed up all night signing autographs to all the 4500 crew member fans of his. We stood on the flight deck at sunset near Fort Lauderdale, Florida and watched the two F-16 pilots salute Chuck and then catapult in take-off from the ship to their maneuvers and then come back and be graded on their landings. It was an amazing “Top Gun” experience to stand by Chuck and watch the F-16 jets ‘blast off’ from the ship. Chuck is truly an amazing person (our Walker, Texas Ranger) and our military men and women are outstanding!