Tuesday morning, an Honor Flight will ferry 136 Nebraska veterans to the nation's capital for a one-day visit to their past.
These veterans of the Korean War — often called the “Forgotten War” — will see their sacrifice and service honored in a weighty symbol: 100 tons of polished California granite and 19 stainless steel statues that form the Korean War Veterans Memorial.
But perhaps the best symbol of their time in Korea will be standing right there, among them.
Her name is Carolyn Manhart. She is a 39-year-old Korean-American woman. She is the mother of four. She is one of two doctors and 21 helpers accompanying the vets on this trip. These helpers are called, appropriately, “guardians.”
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