- A Texoma veteran is on the way to the ride of his life.

Ninety-six year-old David Hale, who's a WWII veteran, is the latest local war hero to be selected to go on the Honor Flight.

Today, members of American Legion Post 202 sent him off with a special ceremony.

Hale says he's excited to see the monuments dedicated in his and fellow military members' honor and will carry with him the memories of those lost.

"I just feel so blessed that I was even selected to go and I'm proud to do it, for the guys who all sacrificed their life for us," he says.

Hale joined the Army Air Corps in 1941 and became a band director in WWII.

Not only did he play in Germany during the war, but his band members also rescued wounded soldiers.

Hale and his son, Bruce, will leave for Washington D.C. from DFW Airport tomorrow.

Hale will get to play with the Air Force band director while in D.C.

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