It’s the duffle bag Sgt. First Class Woodrow Hairl used when he enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Ask the 87-year-old Greenville, Mississippi man about his war-time experiences and he’ll be happy to fill you in. He doesn’t think his story is compelling.
|Woodrow receives food items at HVAF|
He struggled to keep a job which led to financial hardship. He came to HVAF in 2012 for help.
“I thought he’d be a good candidate for the Indy Honor Flight, whose mission is to transport American’s veterans to Washington DC to visit the Memorials, but then I didn’t see him again for six months. I owe him because everything I have is because of people like him who served to protect our country,” says Jim, “I plan to be his sponsor on the trip.”
“I’m very excited to have been selected for Indy Honor Flight and to see the monuments on April 5,” says Woodrow. I’d like to think I leave a little history and I hope I did some good in this world and I think I did,” he said.