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Baumgardner on Brookshire’s Heroes Flight to nation’s capital

J. D. Baumgardner, second from right, was selected to place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery during the recent Heroes Flight tour.J. D. Baumgardner of Mount Vernon was one of 30 World War II Veterans to travel on the Oct. 10-12 World War II Heroes Flight from Tyler to Washington, D.C.

The trip was sponsored by Brookshire’s Grocery Company in Tyler. The East Texas veterans boarded a charter bus in Tyler on Thursday morning, Oct. 10. They were sent on their way by a group of Patriot Guard riders, police escorts, and private citizens waving American Flags.