Local World War II vet honored by Honor Flight Rochester

Updated: 08/25/2014 6:41 PM
Created: 08/25/2014 8:16 AM WHEC.com
By: Jennifer Mobilia

Nina Oberle, 96, is too frail to take an honor flight to see the World War II monument so Honor Flight Rochester did the next best thing and brought the images of her monument to her home.

Oberle, who served three years in the United States Army, recently got noticed by Honor Flight Rochester during the Memorial Day and Fourth of July parades in Irondequoit. Veterans marching in the parades saw her sign that read, "I’m a World War II veteran".  

Oberle’s daughter, Martha Wallace said, “The parade came by and they never stop in front of our house because it's on top of the hill but they all stopped and played for her."

Officials from Honor Flight say they had hoped to take Oberle to Washington, D.C. this fall but she isn't strong enough to make the trip. But they say they still wanted to honor her.

 Oberle says the current generations will never know what her generation went through but she has some advice for all of us -- "live well."

 Oberle spent her time serving in India and the Fiji islands. Her daughter says today’s presentation meant the world to her.

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