Human Interest

This Veterans Day, the Honor Flight, along with the Rotary Club of Sedona, will be doing their part in honoring those who have served our country.

World War II veteran and avid Red Rock High School football fan Dick Levy will be spending Veterans Day this year on his way back from visiting the World War II Memorial at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

“Seeing the war memorial is a major thing,” Levy said prior to his trip. “It’s been a long time since I’ve been. So much has been added.”

He has not been to the capital since the memorial was completed in 2004. He used to live near Wilmington, Del., before moving here.

Levy will be in D.C. for two days, returning late Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Levy, who celebrated his 97th birthday on Nov. 7, joined the U.S. Army at age 22 shortly after his graduation from the University of Michigan. His military career began at Camp Stewart, N.C. in 1941 and ended five years later when he retired from the Army with the rank of captain. He was on Makin Atoll in the Gilbert Islands on Aug. 15, 1945, for Victory in Japan Day.

Levy said he returned from the war from Okinawa and Hawaii by hitching rides on B-24 “Liberator” and B-25 “Mitchell” bombers.

To read the full story, see the Wednesday, Nov. 11, edition of the Sedona Red Rock News.


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