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Every day the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs chooses one veteran to highlight and feature on their Facebook page, telling their story of service. On October 3, they honored Elder Robert D. Hales.

While many of us remember Elder Robert D. Hales as an apostle and hero in regards to spreading Christ’s light and championing the gospel, he was also a hero who served in the U.S. Air Force. After describing his service as a fighter pilot, the post emphasizes:

Robert applied what he learned in his Air Force days to his life and in teaching his two sons. “Our unit motto—displayed on the side of our aircraft—was ‘Return with Honor,’” he said.

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