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Connecticut Honor Flight

Observer Special Edition: Connecticut Honor Flight

CT Honor Flight
Shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 15, 2007, a chartered jet backed away from the gate at Bradley International Airport and taxied to its runway. More than 60 years after World War II ended, the 100 veterans on board were finally getting a chance to visit their memorial.

Observer Fall 2007A WWII Memory
Army veteran Tony Pignone A’49, ’56 (Barney), was sponsored by the University on the Connecticut Honor Flight. He spent WWII based in Iran, along with 30,000 other GIs, on a very important assignment.

One Fine Day Photos
Follow the WWII veterans who went to Washington, D.C., on the Connecticut Honor Flight. Click on each photo in the gallery to read the caption.

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In the 50 years since, the University has grown into a global institution whose students and faculty are changing the world.  Observer Full Issue