Local veteran takes Heroes Flight

L.C. Smith (seated second from left) is shown with fellow World War II veterans at the WWII memorial in Washington D.C. The group took an honor flight to the nation’s capitol on Sept. 21-22. (Courtesy photo)
L.C. Smith from 1945
L.C. Smith at the World War II Memorial. (Courtesy photo)

By DANI BLACKBURN
Eighty-nine year old Veteran L.C. Smith of Bowie never had the opportunity to see the World War II Memorial honoring him and others who served, but that all changed on Sept. 22 thanks to Brookshire’s World War II Heroes Flight.
The program was created by Brookshire Grocery Company to recognize World War II veterans for their sacrifices and achievements by flying them to Washington, DC to see the World War II Memorial and other points of interest.
Smith, who served in Japan and Philippines as a Technician Fifth Grade, or Tech Five, during World War II, took flight with 24 other veterans. They left on Sept. 21 for Washington and returned on Sept. 23. The trip included a visit to the National Air and Space Museum, Arlington National Cemetery and a special dinner.

Read the full feature on this local veteran and his Honor Flight in the weekend News.