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Vets ride into the wild blue
SUSSEX — Veterans living at Spring Hills Somerset and Morristown Assisted Living communities were treated, along with their families, to rides in an open-cockpit airplane at Sussex Airport on Aug. 8, courtesy of the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation.
The veterans rode in a restored Boeing Stearman, an open-cockpit biplane from World War II with pilot Kim Newton at the controls.
Participants were Angelo Caggeno, 90, U.S. Navy, World War II; Lawrence Spullick, 84, U.S. Army, Korean War; Altherian Howedd, 69, U.S. Army, Vietnam; James Schofeld, 87, U.S. Army, Korean War; Leo Hershowitz, 90, U.S. Navy World War II; and Arthur Hershowitz, 93, U.S. Army Air Corps, World War II. Joan Pollack, 79, and Bernice Liberman, 91, whose spouses served in the military, were also treated to rides.
Ageless Aviation Dreams is a nonprofit organization of pilots and aircraft owners dedicated to honoring seniors who have served in the United States military.