Breaking News

Callaway County Sheriff's Office releases details on death of 6-year-old Fulton boy August 28, 2014

Latest Honor Flight revives more memories, sentiments

From left, Willis Langford, WWII; Korea veteran Bob Kettler, Korea; David Talken, guardian; and Charlie Palmer, WWII veteran, recently took part in the 20th Central Missouri Honor Flight.

From left, Willis Langford, WWII; Korea veteran Bob Kettler, Korea; David Talken, guardian; and Charlie Palmer, WWII veteran, recently took part in the 20th Central Missouri Honor Flight.

Bob Kettler was up all night the happy day in 1953 when he boarded the ship to return from his tour in Korea. He gambled, talked and relaxed, knowing he was out of harm’s way.

Recently, Kettler spent another full day awake, this time traveling by plane with the Central Missouri Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

This time he didn’t know if we wanted to go when they left, and by the end of the trip, “I thanked God I went,” Kettler said.

Read additional details in our newspaper or e-Edition. Newspaper subscribers: Click on an e-Edition article and log in using your current account information at no extra charge. For e-edition help, e-mail circ@newstribune.com. Click here to purchase the full version of archived articles.

When his military duty ended, Kettler was glad to put it ....

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Please review our Policies and Procedures before registering or commenting

News Tribune - comments