World War II veterans honored in the Midlands ceremony

WWII vets honored by Air Force General Tuesday

WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A ceremony will be held in West Columbia on Tuesday to honor World War II veterans.

Reverend Canon George Chassey served in the United States Air Force as a crew chief in the 354th fighter group. The 97-year-old helped open the first fighter strip in France and helped liberate a concentration camp near the end of the war.

On Tuesday, he was presented with a model of the plane he worked on to Air Force Major General Zobrist. In return, Reverend Chassey was presented with a certificate of thanks for his service.

The event happened at Still Hopes in West Columbia.

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