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One veteran’s flight of honor

Ted Carlson arrives at the airport on a recent Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Carlson, a veteran of World War II, appreciated most a statue of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The wartime president had promised merchant marines like Carlson that they would get veterans benefits after the war, but Roosevelt died in office and the merchant marine would not see benefits for another 40 years.  	Contributed photo


Ted Carlson arrives at the airport on a recent Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Carlson, a veteran of World War II, appreciated most a statue of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The wartime president had promised merchant marines like Carlson that they would get veterans benefits after the war, but Roosevelt died in office and the merchant marine would not see benefits for another 40 years. Contributed photo



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DRESSED IN his merchant marine uniform, Ted Carlson poses next to a tropical tree. Contributed photo

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Ted Carlson sits by the merchant marine memorial in Washington D.C. during an Honor Flight for veterans. Contributed photo

A few weeks after graduating from The Dalles High School in 1943, Ted Carlson headed off to training on Catalina Island with the merchant marine...

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