96-year-old Las Cruces veteran flies in open-cockpit plane

EL PASO, T.X. – A non-profit, Dream Flights, is giving world war two veterans across the country rides on airplanes, a dream for many of them.

Tuesday morning, it was a Las Cruces veteran from Good Samaritan Society - Las Cruces Village who got to fly. 

96-year-old John Bloom, a Las Cruces native, flew on an open-cockpit plane for about 20 minutes.

“It was a bit overwhelming. I feel very undeserving having never even been close to combat in world war two,” said John Bloom.

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