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OREM, Utah (AP) — A pilot who delivered candy to children in Berlin at the end of World War II will parachute sweets down to Orem Friday to celebrate Independence Day.
The Daily Herald of Provo reports that 94-year-old Gail Halvorsen, also known as the "Candy Bomber" will be dropping 1,000 candy bars at Scera Park Friday.
Halvorsen will be flying in a fixed-wing bomber from World War II with two escort planes attending. Only elementary-aged children will be allowed to grab a parachute after the drop.
Halvorsen previously visited the Noah Webster Academy in Orem in 2008. He dropped parachutes of candy but wind caught most of them taking them away from eager hands.
Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldextra.com
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