From North Korea to Waterville, Ohio

In less than 24 hours North Korean troops would overrun the tiny airstrip base they had managed to carve out of the jungle. With little advanced warning, Jim Lehnert and the rest of his crew had rapidly evacuated everyone and were preparing to board the last flight out of North Korea. When Jim turned back to survey the airstrip one last time he saw the stars and stripes flying proudly. In a last minute decision, he returned to rescue the flag from the hands of the advancing enemy troops. Fast forward to 2017, Jim now a resident of Browning Masonic Community in Waterville, Ohio offered the same flag to the leadership of the community to be flown at his home. It was with great respect, pride and reverence that the flag was accepted and found its home once again unfurled and flying freely.

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