WWII vet gets ride in B-17 for his 99th birthday

WWII vet gets ride in B-17 for his 99th birthday
Shipmate. (Image: Screen grab of Fox 10 video via Legal Insurrection)

[Ed. – Semper fi, Marine.  H/t: Legal Insurrection.]

“It’s old memories, old memories,” Eugene Leonard said. “It seems like yesterday, in a way.”

For Sergeant Eugene Leonard, the time he spent in Pearl Harbor remains a part of him forever. …

Looking out the window of a B-17 Bomber made him feel like he was in 1941.

“There was combat. We had to fly into Guadalcanal. They had control over Guadalcanal and we had to slip in with fire protection,” said Leonard.

At 99-years-old, the sergeant made his maiden voyage on the sentimental journey Saturday.

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