‘Highlight of my life,’ Coarsegold veteran says of latest Central Valley Honor Flight
Donald “Don” Leeworthy, 85, of Coarsegold called the latest Central Valley Honor Flight “the highlight of my life.”
There was a very special moment at the World War II memorial for this honor flight. World War II veteran Roy Haury of Patterson was given the Purple Heart that his brother - who died in combat in World War II - had earned. The precious award had gone missing, until a family member found it tucked away in a trunk in their closet. It was given to the Honor Flight team and presented to Haury by Representative Jeff Denham during the trip, and there was not a dry eye during the presentation of the award.