Fred Mingledorff of Hinesville was among veterans taken on an Honor Flight tour recently in Washington, D.C.
Mingledorff, the owner of Hinesville Ford, enlisted in the Marine Corps on Aug. 23, 1943, as World War II was going on. When he was medically discharged in 1945, his rank was private first class. During his stint in the service, Mingledorff served in the Southwest Pacific and fought at Kwajalein Atoll on the Marshall Islands, as well as on Guam in the Marianas Islands.
Honor Flights, which are trips reserved for veterans of World War II and the Korean conflict, tour memorials around the capital dedicated to the veterans of those wars.
“During this trip, we plan to show each and every one of our honored veterans the love and recognition they so richly deserve,” Honor Flight Savannah Director retired Navy Lt. Larry Spears wrote in a letter to veterans who traveled.