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Longtime Channel 13 anchor Gordon Ward on Honor Flight

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The second-to-last Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio is in Washington D.C., and one of 13abc's longtime anchors is on board as a veteran.

Gordon Ward, a retired anchor with WTVG/WSPD, was stationed in Japan with the Armed Forces Radio during the Korean War.

Today, Ward is visiting the memorials in Washington D.C. along with 69 other veterans from our area, including 9 veterans of WWII.

Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio flies local vets to see their memorials free of charge.

Today's flight, which departed the Grand Aire hangar of Toledo Express Airport around 8:30 a.m., is the final one to carry WWII veterans from our area to our nation's capitol.

The last Honor Flight for the Northwest Ohio hub is scheduled for September, when the passengers will be exclusively Korean War veterans and their "honor guardians."

Honor Flight has nearby chapters in Michigan and Findlay that will continue to serve local veterans as a way to say "Thank You" for their service.
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