Sunday, high school administrators unveiled a display in the school's alumni room to honor Major Charles Loring. The display includes replicas of Loring's many medals, his high school diploma, and his portrait.
Loring received the Congressional Medal Of Honor for his last flight, in November 1952. As the group of pilots he was leading came under heavy fire, his plane was hit and disabled. Loring put the lives of his fellow pilots, and those of troops on the ground, before his own. He aimed his aircraft at the enemy, crashing into multiple gun emplacements and destroying them.
Cheverus also has named an award in Loring's memory for alumni who have served their country.
Major Loring is the namesake for the former Loring Air Force Base in Limestone. He graduated from Cheverus in 1937, joined the Army Air Corps in 1942, and participated in the D-Day invasion, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1944.