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Honor Flight vet sees shutdown firsthand

October 3, 2013

Mississippi World War II veterans with the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight watch the changing of the guard ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday. The group grabbed national attention when they entered the closed World War II Memorial with the help of several Congressmen. Starkville’s Keith Gilmore, a Navy veteran, was among the group. (Associated Press photo)

A Starkville World War II veteran returned home Wednesday after storming Washington D.C. with his fellow veterans.

Keith Gilmore, a 45-year Starkville resident who served with the Navy as a Seaman First Class in the Pacific theatre during World War II, traveled aboard the Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

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