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Veteran Karl Godert of the U.S. Merchant Marine. Credit: via Collier-Lee honor Flight.

Collier-Lee Honor Flight says SWFL WWII veteran died of COVID-19

Thursday, Collier-Lee Honor Flight shared in a post on social media veteran Karl Godert in Southwest Florida died due to the coroanvirus Monday.

According to the Collier-Lee Honor Flight Facebook post, Godert tested positive for COVID-19 weeks ago.

Godert served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II.

Collier-Lee Honor Flight detailed Goderts fight against COVID-19 as well as his honorable service during WWII.

WINK News spoke to Godert about his time in the service for a previous story that aired in 2019.

Writer:WINK News
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