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Mr. Brad Boland (right), President O-Neill Transfer and Storage Co., hands off a bottle of 1945 Calvados brandy to Master Sgt. Todd Wivell, 62nd Airlift Wing chief of public affairs, March 5, 2017 at the O-Neill business office in Beaverton, Oregon. Boland, along with other members from the east coast to the west coast, assisted in transporting two separate bottles of this brandy in order to help two World War II veterans complete a pact to toast their fallen comrades. (Courtesy photo
From the east coast to the west coast: the journey of two bottles to reunite WWII members
It is approximately 2,800 miles from Fredericksburg, Virginia to Seattle, Washington and can take more than four days of driving to make this trip. That is exactly what took place when two bottles of 1945 Calvados brandy were transported from Fredericksburg the week of March 22 and as one bottle arrived to Seattle the week of April 7,  the other
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