Six Columbus residents were among the more than 170 military veterans who traveled to Washington on Oct. 31 as part of the Indy Honor Flight 14.

The six were:

  • Warren Baumgart Sr.
  • Jim Boehmler
  • John Burgeson
  • Clyde Neal
  • Ed Resler
  • Bill Tackett

Indy Honor Flight is a nonprofit organization created solely to honor Indiana’s veterans for all their sacrifices, according to its website. It organizes free trips to Washington mainly for World War II veterans. They receive a celebratory homecoming and visit memorials, such as the World War II Memorial in their honor.

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Veterans gathered at Plainfield High School on Oct. 30 for a meet-and-greet event that evening. They gathered at the school the next morning before departing for Washington then received a welcome-home party at the school the evening of Oct. 31.