40 veterans head to DC on Honor Flight to visit war memorials

Trip includes 7 WWII veterans, 13 Korean War veterans, 20 from Vietnam War

SAN ANTONIO – Some of the country’s bravest military heroes are heading to Washington D.C. this morning to visit memorials dedicated to their service, sacrifice and patriotism.

The nonprofit Honor Flight flew 40 veterans Friday morning for a two-day trip where they will visit the memorials.

The trip includes seven WWII veterans,  13 Korean War veterans and 20 from the Vietnam War. One veteran has served in three wars, and one is a prisoner of war who was held for 18 months in North Korea and 20 months in China.

Edwin Dyer, 90, a World War II veteran in the US Army who was a staff sergeant in the 40th Infantry Division in the Philippines, said he is grateful for today. 

“It’s an unexpected pleasure to be chosen to go on this flight,” Dyer said. “I’m really proud of the fact that these people are doing it.”

The trip is made possible through the nonprofit Honor Flight and that has been flying out veterans twice a year to these memorial sites over the past five years.

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