- Category: News
- Published on 25 October 2013
- Written by Mount Vernon Optic-Herald
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.