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SH11K062WWII-RS Nov. 9, 2011 -- Otmar Bohac walks between the buses to look at the memorials at Arlington National Cemetery on April 12, 2011. More than 200 West Texas World War II veterans were escorted on a tour of war memorials in the nation's capital as guests of the West Texas Honor Flight. Two 737 airplanes and several chartered buses transported the veterans at no cost to them. (SHNS photo by Ronald W. Erdrich / Abilene Reporter News) (RS) (WWII)

SH11K062WWII-RS Nov. 9, 2011 -- Otmar Bohac walks between the buses to look at the memorials at Arlington National Cemetery on April 12, 2011. More than 200 West Texas World War II veterans were escorted on a tour of war memorials in the nation's capital as guests of the West Texas Honor Flight. Two 737 airplanes and several chartered buses transported the veterans at no cost to them. (SHNS photo by Ronald W. Erdrich / Abilene Reporter News) (RS) (WWII)

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  • SH11K062WWII-RS Nov. 9, 2011 -- Otmar Bohac walks between the buses to look at the memorials at Arlington National Cemetery on April 12, 2011. More than 200 West Texas World War II veterans were escorted on a tour of war memorials in the nation's capital as guests of the West Texas Honor Flight. Two 737 airplanes and several chartered buses transported the veterans at no cost to them. (SHNS photo by Ronald W. Erdrich / Abilene Reporter News) (RS) (WWII)
  • SH11K064WWII-RS Nov. 9, 2011 -- A southern Alabama veteran and his guardian walk along the National World War II Memorial, past the Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool on Sept. 23, 2010. (SHNS photo by Danielle Alberti) (RS) (WWII)
  • SH11K063WWII-RS Nov. 9, 2011 -- In a moment of remembrance, veterans went silent as a single Navy trumpeter, Senior Chief Gerald Keehner, played Taps on Sept. 23, 2010. (SHNS photo by Danielle Alberti) (RS) (WWII)
  • SH11K061WWII-RS Nov. 9, 2011 -- Dorothy Hansen, left, and Mattie 'Pearl' Gummelt laugh as they get their picture taken by guardians in front of the Texas column at the World War II Memorial on April 12, 2011. Lifelong friends, both women joined the Navy together as nurses during the war. Roughly 400,000 women served in WWII, including 16 who died in combat and 527 who died from non-combat causes. (SHNS photo by Ronald W. Erdrich / Abilene Reporter News) (RS) (WWII)
  • SH11K060WWII-RS Nov. 9, 2011 -- Ulyes Dickens, left, walks up a ramp on the Atlantic side of the World War II Memorial to get a look at the Texas column, April 12, 2011. A group of more than 200 West Texas World War II veterans went on a one-day, whirlwind tour of war memorials in the nation's capital called the West Texas Honor Flight. Two 737 airplanes and several chartered buses transported the veterans at no cost to them. (SHNS photo by Ronald W. Erdrich / Abilene Reporter News) (RS) (WWII)

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