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One of America's most decorated fliers laid to rest

Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 00:52

May 10 - James Goodson, one of America's most decorated WWII Veteran's, remembered with a missing man flyover at his funeral. Gavino Garay reports.

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One of America's most decorated fliers is laid to rest in Massachusetts. Retired Lt. Col. James Goodson was considered one of the top "aces" of WWII. He even earned a purple heart. His son, Jamie Goodson, talks about his legacy. (SOUNDBITE) SON OF RETIRED LT. COL. JAMES GOODSON SAYING: "The casualties were always with the rookies. Once you had survived four, five, six missions, then you actually became good at it... At the Army Air Corps, he was revered as a veteran at age 20. (SOUNDBITE) SON OF RETIRED LT. COL. JAMES GOODSON SAYING: "Really exceptionally good eyesight and reactions I think is what made him who he was and saved his life." He passed away at age 93 on May 1 -- but once wrote in a book that he was only ever scared once in his life.

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One of America's most decorated fliers laid to rest

Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 00:52