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98-year-old World War II veteran honored with 'Dream Flight'

Posted at 8:14 PM, Sep 25, 2021

STUART, Fla. — A 98-year-old World War II veteran took quite a ride on Saturday.

Walter Alesi joined the Marine Corps out of high school after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Alesi was gifted a flight from Stuart's Witham Field in a Boeing Stearman biplane courtesy of Dream Flights, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring veterans.

Alesi and four of his brothers served in World War II.