95-Year-Old WWII Vet Dies Returning from Honor Flight to Washington

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Published on May 7, 2019 - Duration: 02:14s

95-Year-Old WWII Vet Dies Returning from Honor Flight to Washington

A World War II veteran who flew to Washington as part of an Honor Flight collapsed and died during the return trip to San Diego, the organization that organized the flight said.

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95-Year-Old WWII Vet Dies Returning from Honor Flight to Washington

REMEMBER THE MOMENT OF ONE.REMEMBER THE MOMENT OF ONE.WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?

MOVINGWHAT HAPPENED NEXT?

MOVINGWHAT HAPPENED NEXT?

MOVINGFORWARD THE MOST IT'S NOTFORWARD THE MOST IT'S NOTFORWARD THE MOST IT'S NOTEASY VIRGINIAN MEN SHELL IEASY VIRGINIAN MEN SHELL IWILL MISS THIS MANTREMENDOUSLY YEAH HE WAS AGOOD GUY HER FATHER IN LAW.GOOD GUY HER FATHER IN LAW.NINETY FIVE YEAR OLD ARMYGOOD GUY HER FATHER IN LAW.NINETY FIVE YEAR OLD ARMYSERGEANT FRANK RANGEL SERVEDNINETY FIVE YEAR OLD ARMYSERGEANT FRANK RANGEL SERVEDSERGEANT FRANK RANGEL SERVEDIN WORLD WAR 2 SO OFTEN.

IIN WORLD WAR 2 SO OFTEN.

IMEAN JUST TO HEAR HIM SPEAK.MEAN JUST TO HEAR HIM SPEAK.I'VE JUST ANYTHING WAS ALWAYSI'VE JUST ANYTHING WAS ALWAYSJUST KIND OF A PLEASURE TOJUST KIND OF A PLEASURE TOJUST KIND OF A PLEASURE TOHEAR HIM SPEAK OF ANYTHINGHEAR HIM SPEAK OF ANYTHINGHEAR HIM SPEAK OF ANYTHINGBUT HE WAS JUST SO PROUD.BUT HE WAS JUST SO PROUD.THIS TRIP HONESTLY BROUGHT MYTHIS TRIP HONESTLY BROUGHT MYDAD OUT OF THE SHELL BRUCEDAD OUT OF THE SHELL BRUCEDAD OUT OF THE SHELL BRUCEMEN SHELL JENNINGS HUSBANDMEN SHELL JENNINGS HUSBANDFRANK SUN SET OF SAN DIEGOFRANK SUN SET OF SAN DIEGOORGANIZATION HONOR FLIGHTFRANK SUN SET OF SAN DIEGOORGANIZATION HONOR FLIGHTRECENTLY GAVE HIS DADORGANIZATION HONOR FLIGHTRECENTLY GAVE HIS DADRECENTLY GAVE HIS DADTHE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIMETHE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIMETRAVELED TO WASHINGTON D.C.TRAVELED TO WASHINGTON D.C.TO THE WORLD WAR 2 AND OTHERTO THE WORLD WAR 2 AND OTHERWAR MEMORIALS THIS ISWAR MEMORIALS THIS ISWAR MEMORIALS THIS ISTHE GROUP OF VETERANSTHE GROUP OF VETERANSTHE GROUP OF VETERANSBOARDING A FLIGHT LAST FRIDAYBOARDING A FLIGHT LAST FRIDAYBOARDING A FLIGHT LAST FRIDAYWHEN WE WERE WALKING AROUNDBOARDING A FLIGHT LAST FRIDAYWHEN WE WERE WALKING AROUNDTHE STREETS OF WASHINGTONWHEN WE WERE WALKING AROUNDTHE STREETS OF WASHINGTONTHE STREETS OF WASHINGTOND.C.

WEARING THIS HAT PEOPLED.C.

WEARING THIS HAT PEOPLEWERE JUST COMING UP TOWERE JUST COMING UP TOWERE JUST COMING UP TOHONESTLY EVERY MINUTE OR SO.WERE JUST COMING UP TOHONESTLY EVERY MINUTE OR SO.YOU KNOW SHAKING HIS HAND.HONESTLY EVERY MINUTE OR SO.YOU KNOW SHAKING HIS HAND.YOU KNOW SHAKING HIS HAND.THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.AND HE WAS JUST SOAKING THATAND HE WAS JUST SOAKING THATUP.

BRUCE SAYS HIS DAD GOT TOUP.

BRUCE SAYS HIS DAD GOT TOUP.

BRUCE SAYS HIS DAD GOT TOBEAT UP WITH HIS 93 YEAR OLDBEAT UP WITH HIS 93 YEAR OLDBROTHER IN D.C.

TO AWONDERFUL TRIP WRAPPED UP INWONDERFUL TRIP WRAPPED UP IND.C.

SUNDAY MORNING BEFORE HED.C.

SUNDAY MORNING BEFORE HED.C.

SUNDAY MORNING BEFORE HEGOT AN AIRPLANE THERE'S THISGOT AN AIRPLANE THERE'S THISGOT AN AIRPLANE THERE'S THISWOMAN GIVING KISSES TO ALLWOMAN GIVING KISSES TO ALLWOMAN GIVING KISSES TO ALLTHE VETERANS AND SHE WOULDWOMAN GIVING KISSES TO ALLTHE VETERANS AND SHE WOULDJUST PUCKER UP LIPSTICK ONTHE VETERANS AND SHE WOULDJUST PUCKER UP LIPSTICK ONJUST PUCKER UP LIPSTICK ONHER LIPS.

AND KISS OF AHER LIPS.

AND KISS OF AVETERAN SO MY DAD CERTAINLYVETERAN SO MY DAD CERTAINLYVETERAN SO MY DAD CERTAINLYGOT A KICK OUT OF THAT AGOT A KICK OUT OF THAT AHEARTFELT MEMORY.

THE NEXTHEARTFELT MEMORY.

THE NEXTHE'D RATHER FORGET HE SAIDHE'D RATHER FORGET HE SAIDHE'D RATHER FORGET HE SAIDTHEY WERE ON THE FLIGHT HOMETHEY WERE ON THE FLIGHT HOMEWHEN HIS DAD GOT UP TO USEWHEN HIS DAD GOT UP TO USETHE BATHROOM.

THE FELLA WHOTHE BATHROOM.

THE FELLA WHOTHE BATHROOM.

THE FELLA WHOCAUGHT MY DAD IN THE AISLETHE BATHROOM.

THE FELLA WHOCAUGHT MY DAD IN THE AISLEMENTIONED HE SAYS LISTENCAUGHT MY DAD IN THE AISLEMENTIONED HE SAYS LISTENMENTIONED HE SAYS LISTENYOU'RE DEAD.

WITHIN FIVESECONDS THAT I HAD HIM IN MYARMS WAS WAS JUST GONE WITHARMS WAS WAS JUST GONE WITH45 MINUTES STILL LEFT IN45 MINUTES STILL LEFT INTHE FLIGHT BRUCE SAT WITH HISFATHER IN SILENCE.

SUDDENLYFATHER IN SILENCE.

SUDDENLYTHE PLANE FULL OF VETERANSTHE PLANE FULL OF VETERANSSTRUCK UP IN CHORUS.

AND ASTHE PLANE LANDED ONE BY ONETHE PLANE LANDED ONE BY ONEVETERANS STOPPED IN FRONT OFVETERANS STOPPED IN FRONT OFVETERANS STOPPED IN FRONT OFSERGEANT MAN SHELLS.

SEE.

ANDSERGEANT MAN SHELLS.

SEE.

ANDTHEY WERE ALL SALUTING AS HETHEY WERE ALL SALUTING AS HEWENT BY AS THEY WENT BY ANDWENT BY AS THEY WENT BY ANDIT WAS A BEAUTIFUL SCENE.

ANDIT WAS A BEAUTIFUL SCENE.

ANDAPPARENTLY WHEN HE GOT OFFAPPARENTLY WHEN HE GOT OFFAPPARENTLY WHEN HE GOT OFFTHE PLANE THERE WAS POLICETHE PLANE THERE WAS POLICEOFFICERS THERE AS WELL TOSALUTE AND MY HUSBAND WASSALUTE AND MY HUSBAND WASJUST SO PROUD AND THEY JUSTDON'T MAKE THEM LIKE THATJUST SO PROUD AND THEY JUSTDON'T MAKE THEM LIKE THAT

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