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WWII vets enroute to Washington

A group of some 30 World War II vets from the Barnesville area left Wednesday morning to visit the memorial erected to their honor in Washington, D.C. The vets are participating in Honor Flight, a service of the Roswell and Barnesville Rotary clubs. The vets departed from the parking lot in front of the old Ingle’s store here Wednesday morning at 6 a.m. and family members and community leaders gave them a patriotic send off. Their bus was escorted to the Atlanta airport by state troopers and departd under a ladder bridge erected by local firefighters. The vets scheduled for the trip were: William Lamar Boggs, Arthur J. Buffington, Robert R. Collins, Hayward Cox, Dennis A. Daniel Jr., Roy Dawn Jr., Dexter B. Dickens, Jr., John Davis Dickens, Julian Dumas, William Evans Jr., Milton D. Glass, Rebecca Goolsby, Joseph J. Hudson Jr., Leland Kindred, Ralph Kingsley, Lorie Mangham, Leon Manry, Charles Harold Matthews, French Meek, George Lamar Musick, Ronald Nichols, Maxine Smith, Thomas Reed Park, Franklin E. Patrick, Edward Lee Piper, Charlie J. Powell, Ray Garrison Powell and Robert V. Schmutzler.

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