Honoring the service of military veterans with a ride in a WWII-era plane

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., – During his flight, Bernie Kuenzel’s late wife was very much on his mind.

“Audrey, up in heaven. I think I saw you up there,” he said as the plane rolled to a stop at Atlantic Aviation, near the Albuquerque International Sunport.

Kuenzel, 94, a self-described Minnesota farm boy, served in the Army during World War II and in the Navy during the Korean War. He lives now at Good Samaritan Society – Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque.

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