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WWII Veterans talk about missing the holidays
Family and friends are on their way home for the holidays, but many men and women serving in the military will not get the chance to come home.
These Nebraska World War II veterans on the Heartland Honor Flight to Washington D.C. last month know all about being away from home at Christmas.
They remember well those years when the war kept them away from loved ones at the holidays, but some looked for ways to make the best of situation.
“Well it was kind of lonely. I remember being away Christmas and Thanksgiving. Of course, we had a good cook on the ship so we always ate well,” said Bob Swanson, a Lincoln Veteran.
“It was just another day. I knew it was Christmas Day but I was somewhere over in the trees of Burma flying over the river or someplace and it was just kind of a blur. I mean it was not a real big deal, but you missed it,” said Vergale Jenson, a Hastings Veteran.
The last Heartland Honor Flights are scheduled to take off for Washington D.C. in April.
Original Airdate: 12/24/08
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