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WWII Veterans remember Christmas away from home
As we get ready to celebrate Christmas, there are men and women stationed overseas in the armed forces that will not get to do much celebrating.
World War Two veterans remember what it was like to spend Christmas thousands of miles away from home.
Some of the veterans on Nebraska's Heartland Honor Flight last month shared their memories of Christmases during the war.
“The toughest time I had was not being home for Christmas. I mean I kind of got off to the side and I shed a few tears,” said Roy Pressler, a North Platte Veteran.
“I spent one Christmas overseas and I was lonesome. I just have to say I was lonesome,” said Delvin Dane, a Clay Center Veteran.
“We did not really have a time out for the holidays. You had a job to do it. You did it. That is it,” said John Dier, a Holdrege Veteran.
The final Heartland Honor Flights are being planned for April.
Original Airdate: 12/24/08
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