Robert Hartzell founded the Hartzell Walnut Propeller Company in 1917 and served as president until his passing in 1968.
Brukner was one of the founders of the company that became the Waco Aircraft Company. Waco was by the late 1920s the largest commercial builder of aircraft in the world.
Currie-Gregg still works with NASA in safety.
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The presentation was made by local attorney Bill McGraw; Tom Hartzell, son of Robert Hartzell; and Steve Bruns of Bruns General Construction during a joint meeting of the city park and recreation boards on Tuesday, Oct. 3.
“We hope this will serve as an inspiration to others,” McGraw said.
The project is being privately funded by The Acorn Society of The Troy Foundation along with other foundations.
The park board approved the site plan for the aviation heroes statue project.