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|Woodrow in DC
“I met a lot of people who I never would have met before,” says Woodrow. “And it was quite a sight to see the monuments.”
He also says it was quite a sight to view the country from an airplane window. This honor flight was his very first experience traveling by airplane.
Hairl entered the U.S. Army at age 16 and after basic training traveled by ship to Europe. His wartime experience consisted mostly of helping secure areas where battles already had occurred earlier in the war, he says. He spent time in France, Germany and Switzerland.
Hairl’s trip was organized by a group of volunteers affiliated with Indy Honor Flight, a group whose mission is to honor military veterans.
Hairl, who has experienced stints of homelessness in the years since his military service, relies on HVAF for food, hygiene items and clothing.
|Woodrow photographed with other veterans|
|Woodrow in the wave of veterans in DC|