BITELY — Loren Crysler and his son, Alan, both of Bitely, show how patriotism can run in the family. The pair demonstrated this in October when they took part in an honor flight for World War II veterans.
Loren is a 90-year-old World War II veteran, while Alan is a 67-year-old Vietnam veteran who spent 21 years in the Air Force. Loren was one of hundreds of World War II veterans who were flown down to Washington D.C. as part in an honor flight, "one last mission" where they could be recognized for their service. Each World War II veteran was allowed to bring an escort and Alan was his father's.