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Local veterans among Honor Flight passengers
Thursday, October 25, 2012 7:30 AM
Mel and Annabel Ring, of Huntington, were among the 70 World War II and Korean War veterans from northeast Indiana aboard the Oct. 17 Honor Flight from Fort Wayne to Washington, DC.
They were accompanied by Annabel Ring's daughter and son-in-law, Carol Scher and Don Doswell, of Fort Wayne.
The Honor flight program, funded by community donations, honors war veterans by offering them a trip to Washington, DC, to see the memorials to the wars they fought in and other sites.
Annabel Ring served with the United States Navy WAVES during World War II. Mel Ring served in the Korean War as a member of the United States Air Force.
Although Scher made the trip as a volunteer to assist the veterans, she also served in the military. She served in Desert Storm during the Gulf War and retired from the United States Air Force Reserve as a lieutenant colonel.
The group visited the World War II and Korean War memorials, as well as the Air Force, Vietnam and Lincoln memorials.
They also visited Arlington National Cemetery and saw the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Each veteran received several gifts, including a World War II cap.