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‘Highlight of my life,’ Coarsegold veteran says of latest Central Valley Honor Flight

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Washington, May 2, 2017 | By Lauren Mueller, The Sierra Star | comments

Donald “Don” Leeworthy, 85, of Coarsegold called the latest Central Valley Honor Flight “the highlight of my life.”

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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.

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