Posted: Oct 6, 2013 5:24 PM by MTN News - Helena
Updated: Oct 6, 2013 7:35 PM
HELENA - A 92-year-old World War II veteran from the Helena area is set to take off with the Big Sky Honor flight next week.
But the war veteran can usually be found visiting his wife's grave at the Montana State Veterans Cemetery, something he says, he's done every day since she passed six years ago.
Don Boyce, who will turn 93 on October 22nd, said he and his wife Ruth were married for 41 years.
Boyce says he's excited to go and see the memorial dedicated to all World War II veterans and he thinks his wife would be happy for him, too.
"She'd want me to go. I'm sure," Boyce said. "I don't know how much longer I've got, but whatever. I lost so many many buddies over there. So many..."
He joked that if the memorial is still closed due to the government shutdown, Congress would be hearing from him. Boyce has served overseas for about a year and a half and was in the service for a total of six years.