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Dallas Fire Station Sponsors Veteran For Honor Flight

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Every year since 2008, Honor Flight has been flying WWII veterans to Washington. This year one local fire station wanted to take care of a local veteran.

Dallas Fire and Rescue Station 10 adopted Veteran Charles H. Davis, and sent him and his wife on an all expenses paid trip to the National WWII Memorial.

“Fire Station 10 has been so good to me!” said Davis.

This is the second year that Fire Station 10 has sent a veteran to the nations capital. “We thought It would be a great idea to sponsor one of the vets to go on the honor flight trip”, said Captain Doug Dickerson of Station 10. “We passed the hat and donated some money, and were able to sponsor Charles to go on the trip.”

The trip also includes making stops at Arlington National Cemetary, the Korean and Vietnam Veteran War Memorials among others. Veterans are also honored at their own heroes banquet, before returning to a heroes welcome at DFW Airport.

“It was a lot of fun, they treat you like royalty,” said Davis. “They assign somebody to be with you all the way and take care of you.”

After enjoying a welcome home breakfast, Davis was treated to a tour of the fire station and it’s fire trucks.

“Makes it hard to understand why we’re getting all the attention, so it’s humbling,” he said.

Captain Dickerson described the new relationship this way — “I guess people say we’ve adopted him, but more than that he’s adopted us.”

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