WASHINGTON, D.C.- "I felt I'd like to memorialize each one of these memorials cause I won't be here next time around. I'm 90 years old now. I'm in my declining years."
The man behind the bugle is Army Air Corps Vet Bob McDonald.
"Yeah I was stateside, they didn't have any use for me overseas," said McDonald.
He brought his bugle with him on the Honor Flight. And stopped and played at each memorial site. He stopped playing long enough to meet former Senator Bob Dole.
"He's a true American hero."
Mr. Dole, another member of the Greatest Generation, earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star in the war. He was nearly killed by enemy shrapnel and lives with his life-long injuries. He is McDonald's hero. But it was Dole who comes out to pay respects to each Honor Flight. You see, they are his heroes. McDonald's music is a reminder to all of the sacrifices made by the men and women on this, their final mission.
"Oh they enjoy it."
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