95-year-old WW II vet to take part in Flag City Honor Flight
MAUMEE, Oh (WNWO) —
Memories that seem like a lifetime ago for WWII Veteran George Snyder are still as vivid as ever.
"I spent two Christmas' right up on the front lines, colder than a devil, my hands started to turn black," said Snyder.
Snyder served as a mortar specialist, providing artillery support for ground troops in Italy against Nazi Germany in 1942.
"We went on patrol to spot the Germans and guess what? We walked right into a tank. I said should I shoot him? He said you better not shoot him, don't even move your hand for your gun, that tank's pointing right at us," said Snyder.
On Wednesday, Snyder is taking part in the Flag City Honor Flight.
It's a trip that pays for veterans in this area to take a flight to D.C. to see the monuments that were made to honor their service to this country.
"It's a big honor. I want to thank Flag City for paying for this trip and I can't thank them enough," said Snyder