Pickerington Times-Sun

Honoring veterans

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Honoring veteransWorld War II Navy veteran Homer Hammel holds a photograph of Army signal corpsman James Howard Poling, as World War II Air Force veteran Bob Hart of New Albany, and Navy Midshipman 1st Class Daphne Vargas, of Chicago, stand with him during a moment of silence for Poling during Honor Flight Columbus' trip to the World War II Memorial Saturday, April 27, in Washington, D.C. The photo of Poling, who lived in Reynoldsburg, was loaned to Honor Flight Columbus volunteers by his daughter, Karen Weber, of Pickerington, along with the American flag that draped his coffin. Weber asked they take the artifacts to the memorial in memory of her father.