Knoxville Catholic High School senior David LaBine was one of four high school students selected to be an HonorAir Student Guardian escort for the April 16 HonorAir flight.
David was notified of this honor by Eddie Mannis, chairman of Honor Air Knoxville, at a school assembly on the program Feb. 20. HonorAir Knoxville is dedicated to honoring East Tennessee World War II and Korean War veterans. They fly as many East Tennessee veterans as possible to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials built in their honor.
In order for HonorAir Knoxville to achieve its goal, guardians fly with the veterans on every flight, providing assistance and helping veterans have a safe, memorable, and rewarding experience. David will make contact with two to four veterans in early April and will begin to cultivate a relationship with them. He will then be responsible for escorting these veterans and providing any assistance they may need on their trip.