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‘TOUGH WAR … SCARY:’ Honor Flight to carry Korean War veteran Charlie Williams to nation’s capital (copy)

April 17, 2019 GMT

As bacon crackled in a fry pan and coffee percolated its teasing aroma, little Pete sat in watchful mode at the feet of his master and commander — his best friend, Charlie Williams.

It was Friday morning and all was well in the Neigh Haven Farm barn, where family and friends had gathered for their weekly breakfast buffet.

But this was no ordinary weekly routine. In just eight days, the 86-year-old Korean War veteran and former volunteer firefighter and justice of the peace in Hamlin Township would be an honored guest aboard a celebrated Honor Flight to the nation’s capital, and ole’ Charlie was only too happy to talk about the impending trip.

“I want to see the Korean War Memorial, for sure,” Charlie said. “I think that will be nice. That was a tough war. Scary.”

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