Meet Betty: Flag City Honor Flight's oldest female veteran to take trip

(FREMONT, OHIO) 13 Action News Elizabeth "Betty" Casselman enlisted in the U-S Marine Corp in 1941. She says,
"I felt it was my duty and I felt compelled to go, I knew it meant going away from home which I hadn't done often."
This Brooklyn born Jersey girl served at an airbase in North Carolina. She trained marine pilots on how to spot enemy ships and planes.
She says not every pilot was attentive at first. She says, "I said to them you better pay attention or its your neck, if you want to know what's going on you don't fall asleep, I don't know if it did any good but I think it did."
Betty served our country during World War II for two and a half years. She says, "It was an interesting experience in my life. "
Betty is getting ready to relive it all, thanks to Flag City Honor Flight. The non profit organization provides veterans with an opportunity to visit war memorials built in their honor.
Betty says, "I didn't sleep very much so I am rather excited about the whole thing " This has been an exciting year overall for Betty. She turned 102 earlier this year.
We had the honor of meeting Betty at Elmwood Assistant Living in Fremont in July. Betty will be the oldest female veteran to take the Flag City Honor Flight to Washington.
Betty and more than 70 veterans leave out of the Grand Air Hangar at Toledo Express airport Wednesday.