Korean War veteran Danny King of Altus will go on a charter Honor Flight from Tulsa to Washington, D.C., in September to visit the memorials of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
Following this, he will take a tour of Arlington National Cemetery to observe the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and a bus tour of several other national monuments.
King served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years from 1947 until his retirement as a Senior Master Sergeant at Altus Air Force Base in 1968. Following his retirement, he sold real estate, worked for Moberly Oil Co. and then for the First State Bank of Altus for 20 years.
“I’m very honored to be selected to go on this flight,” said King.
The flight will take off from Tulsa International Airport on Sept. 10. The day before he will meet with other veterans for a reception in Tulsa.
The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created to honor American Veterans. The network transports the nation’s military veterans to Washington D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials.