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Honor Flight in need of veterans

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Berkeley Electric and Touchstone Energy partners to sponsor an Honor Flight that will take veterans of WWII and the Korean Wars, at no cost to them, on a flight to see their memorials in Washington, D.C., on May 4th. 

 

Berkeley Electric's Eddie McKnight says they have the money they need for the flight, but they are in need of veterans, "particularly because the age of the vets is getting to the point where we got to get as many as we can because a lot of them aren't around anymore."

 

WWII vets are dying at a rate of about 750 every day. Ladson Livingston of Cross served in WWII, "I was assigned to the 92nd division. This was an all-black outfit."

Livingston fought in Italy during the war. Two years ago he met Gen. Colin Powell at the World War II Memorial during his honor flight, "It's all there for you to see a lovely time we had a beautiful time a daylong of love and enjoyment among all of us."

If you know a WWII or Korean War Veteran who has not been on an Honor Flight, visit www.honorflightlowcountry.com. You can also pick up an application at any Berkeley Electric office, or at News 2 studios in Mount Pleasant.

The flight does not cost anything for veterans. 

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