Ninety World War II veterans from South Carolina will be in the nation’s capital this weekend to visit the World War II memorial, among other national monuments.
Accompanying the vets are students from Andrew Jackson High School’s Reserve Officer Training Corps. Congressman John Sprat says the students will benefit from the mentoring provided by the vets.
The effort is led by the Honor Flight South Carolina, directed by Bill Dukes, Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer and Medal of Honor winner Charles Murray.
Spratt says more than 166,000 service members from South Carolina participated in the war, and more than 4100 lost their lives.