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Cowden Ward Jr. with Pecos, a P51-D Mustang. Ward was killed Nov. 17 when the World War II-era aircraft crashed into an apartment complex parking lot in Fredericksburg. Also killed was a World War II veteran who was in the plane. File photo

Freedom Flyers pilot will perform flyover at Duck Commander bowl

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — College football bowl season is upon us, and no matter the game, many in the Highland Lakes will tune in for a football fix. If you watch closely Dec. 27, you might recognize one local participant. Not on the field, however. (more…)

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Meadowlakes resident and World War II veteran Bob Grant (second from left) celebrates his flight in Pecos Bill, a P-51 Mustang, on Oct. 29 in Burnet. The flight was a surprise for his 95th birthday, which was Oct. 30. Celebrating the day with Grant was his granddaughter Sara Kelly (left), daughter Nancy Davis, friends Maryann Gray and Jim and Joyce Holmes and daughter-in-law Lois Grant. Staff photos by Daniel Clifton

95-year-old Meadowlakes veteran takes ultimate flight

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — As Bob Grant stepped off the ladder leading down from a North American P-51 Mustang, he was smiling like an 8-year-old boy who finds a model airplane tucked under the tree on Christmas morning. For Grant, a World War II veteran who celebrated his 95th birthday Oct. 30, […]

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Meadowlakes World War II veteran takes wild ride to mark 88th birthday

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MEADOWLAKES — How would someone who has flown in 54 different types of aircraft mark his 55th? Well, if you’re World War II veteran and retired aeronautical engineer Lan Thomson, you crawl in one of the best fighter planes the world has known: the North American P-51 Mustang. (more…)

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Freedom Flyers’ Western-themed gala to benefit youth programs

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Some fundraising two-stepping can kick up the Freedom Flyers’ educational efforts for area youth during the Sky and Spurs Gala. The Western-themed gala is Sept. 20 at the Freedom Flyers hangar, 3202 U.S. 281 South across from Seton Highland Lakes in Burnet. (more…)

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1940s-style event in Burnet to help fund Freedom Flyers’ summer programs for kids

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — A swingin’ evening complete with 1940s fashion and music will launch the Freedom Flyers’ summer youth programs to new heights. (more…)

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