A central Illinois man makes it his mission to honor the men and women who fought for our freedom in World War II. It started with a story on CBS's Sunday Morning, highlighting the effort to bring World War II veterans face to face with the national monument in their honor.
The story inspired Don Niebert to organize a volunteer team dedicated to making that dream come true for vets in southern and central Illinois.
Recently an honor flight took off from the Williamson County Regional Airport with 52 veterans on board. It's an honor many veterans on the plane said they never expected to see.
For this trip to our nation's capital veteran Bob Claybourn, from Mount Vernon, is joined by his daughter. But when Claybourn was just a teen he put on a Marine Corps uniform in 1942.