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Mighty Eighth honors 100-yr-old WWII vet

  • Published
  • By Justin Oakes
  • 8th Air Force/J-GSOC
Eighth Air Force historian, Lane Callaway, right, presents a letter of appreciation and commemorative coin on behalf of Maj. Gen. James Dawkins, Jr., 8th Air Force commander, to Army Air Corps First Lt. John Willis, Jr., at his home in Minden, La., Dec. 10. Willis is a World War II vet who was assigned to the 728th Bomb Squadron and is a Distinguished Flying Cross recipient. Willis recently celebrated his 100th birthday and participated in the Barksdale Field dedication ceremony back in February 1933. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Oakes)