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Local veteran honored with Washington trip
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Fifty veterans received a rare treat earlier this month when they were flown to Washington, D.C., for a day filled with adventure and sight-seeing.The one-day trip began at 3:30 a.m. and lasted until 11 p.m. that night. It included a flight to and from Washington and tours of five historic sites while in the nation’s capital.McMinnville resident Jack Puckett was among the group of World War II and Korean War veterans who made the trip. Puckett, 88, said it was an invigorating experience.“Of all the times I’ve been up to D.C. to visit, this was the most enjoyable,” said Puckett.