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