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Dick Abbott with article with Los Altos Town Crier

Excerpt from the article:
Los Altos resident Richard Abbott didn’t have much choice when it came to serving in World War II.
“My father was a Navy man,” said Abbott, 92. “It was either getting drafted or joining the Navy, so I joined the Navy.”

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Dick Gomer with article with Gilroy Dispatch

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Richard ‘Dick’ Gomer, 86, boarded a plane in San Francisco yesterday, April 16, with 24 other veterans of World War II, the Korean War and other conflicts, all made possible by donations to Honor Flight and its year-old San Jose chapter, Honor Flight Bay Area.

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KSBW: Local veterans visit national war memorial

KTVU Segement: World War II vets take honor flight to Washington

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SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU and wires) – William Abbott was a bit emotional Thursday as he prepared to board a honor flight to Washington to visit the World War II Memorial.
As a young man, the Pleasanton native walked into the U.S. Navy recruiting office in San Francisco and volunteered for service.

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KSBW: Central Coast WWII vets depart for mission to DC