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Everett Turnbull, Hastings, gets hugged by a woman in Washington, D.C., who was thanking him for his service.

The trip of a lifetime? For Hastings man, it was just that

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The best gift that Hastings man Everett Turnbull ever received didn't come at Christmas.

Rather, it came in October.

Turnbull, a World War II veteran, took an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., for free. He went with about 100 other Minnesota veterans, who spent one day seeing nearly every memorial that could be seen in the nation's capital, including the World War II memorial.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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