By Mary Drier
SAVANNAH, GA — After months of working side by side, two men serving in the Armed Forces learned they have a connection to the Thumb and mutual friends.
Lieutenant Commander Greg Houghton has been serving at the Air Station in Savannah, GA since May 2009; and Coast Guard Aircraft Maintenance Technician Second Class Jeff Kortis was serving there too.
“Approximately three months after arriving here, I was talking to my aunt Mary Lou (Houghton) Burns. She mentioned that her close friend, Mary Mae (Denhoff) Kortis’ son, Jeff Kortis, is stationed in Savannah serving in the U.S. Coast Guard,” said Houghton.