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WWII Veteran Honored by Fly-by

WWII Veteran Honored by Fly-by

Posted - Nov. 15, 2003 at 4:47 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- Family and friends honored the dying wish of a World War two veteran today, to have a plane fly overhead during his graveside ceremony.

Alvin DeLong's hospice nurse decided to make it happen. Not only did she find a plane, but a World War Two plane and another World War Two veteran to fly it.

DeLong, better known as "Bud", began his service to our country in 1939.

He flew 73 reconnaissance missions, and was awarded the Purple Heart.

He died this week on Veterans Day.

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