The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says there are less than half a million World War Two veterans still alive. That dwindling number is why AgDay’s national reporter, Betsy Jibben, decided to interview her grandfather back in August. Lieutenant Howard Douglas Opheim enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was a pilot of a C-47 plane which carried paratroopers and supplies during WWII.
Unfortunately, Opheim passed away in October before the story aired.
AgDay’s national reporter Betsy Jibben shares his memories service and survival from a member of ‘greatest generation.’