The Transylvania Times -

By John Wood 

Korean War Vets Honored With Flights


July 3, 2017

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Local residents welcome back veterans at Asheville Regional Airport. The veterans took part in the Blue Ridge Honor Flight program.

Sandwiched between World War II and the Vietnam War, the Korean War often is viewed as America's "forgotten war."

But Hendersonville resident Jeff Miller, the founder of the Honor Air program, now called Blue Ridge Honor Flight, aims to do what he can to change that. Miller's latest mission: an initiative for flying Korean War veterans and any veteran with a terminal illness to Washington, D.C., to take in the memorials and other sights.

The first flight will be Sept. 24, the 10-year anniversary of the first Honor Air Flight, which took some 3,000 World War II veterans from western North...

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