Women of final Honor Flight honored for service

By Eric Sollman - bio | email

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - During the final Tennessee Valley Honor Flight, the women who served during World War Two were honored.

There's an old saying, "good things come in threes," and It held true on the final Honor Flight as this trip was well graced by three wonderful women.

Margie Sasnett, Eileen Johnson, and Marge Phillips.

"I was handling the squadron records for a fighter squadron," said Sasnett.

"I was in the cadet nurse corp until the war was over and about four or five years after that," said Eileen Johnson.

"I took care of the Navy people and the Marines and also Coast Guard, and these were guys who were injured in battle and had a variety of different problems," said Phillips.

These three World War Two veterans kindly shared their stories with us, and others like Airman first Class Melissa Harvey, and Airman Basic Nancy Sanchez.

"We did get to meet a couple of the women who served and it was amazing. They paved the way for us to be a part of the U.S. Military today, so we're very grateful to them," said Harvey.

"They were some of the first women to go out there and represent our country, and not only that, women in general," added Sanchez.

The Honor Flight trip is about showing pride, respect, and a much deserved thanks. Three words that describe all the men and women who fought and served for our freedom.

"I think it's the greatest thing that's happened to me in my 86 years," said Sasnett.

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