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Patriot Flight resumes mission of taking veterans on D.C. visit

Left to right, Bill Warren (Army Ranger), Harold Williams (Big Red 1 Division) and Ralph Avery (Navy- Flotilla Tanks) are “Omaha Beach Breakfast Club” members. On D-Day — June 6, 1944, they landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy before 7 a.m. and didn’t get to have breakfast. So their group meets from time to time for breakfast. They are among the veterans set for a Patriot Flight to Washington on May 10.
Left to right, Bill Warren (Army Ranger), Harold Williams (Big Red 1 Division) and Ralph Avery (Navy- Flotilla Tanks) are “Omaha Beach Breakfast Club” members. On D-Day — June 6, 1944, they landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy before 7 a.m. and didn’t get to have breakfast. So their group meets from time to time for breakfast. They are among the veterans set for a Patriot Flight to Washington on May 10.
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Bill Peak of Brunswick served three years, 10 months and two days in the Army during World War II but said he never felt like he did his part. As a cryptographer, he decoded “all sorts of stuff,” but never went overseas where the fighting was. “I always felt bad about that,” the 89-year-old admitted. In 2007, Peak found a way to ease his mind. He started Patriot Flight Inc., a nonprofit organization that flies ...


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