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YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan (AFPN) -- Reiko Motegi shows Col. Don Weckhorst photos of her late husband, Mototeru Motegi, who served in the Japanese military during World War II.  Weckhorst presented a Japanese flag to Motegi and her daughter, Yoshimi Morita.  The flag was carried into battle by Motegi's husband and it disappeared nearly 60 years ago.  A collector gave the flag to Weckhorst's father in an attempt to return it to the soldier's family.  Weckworst is the commander of the 605th Air Operations Group here.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Heather Norris)


Flag return

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan (AFPN) -- Reiko Motegi shows Col. Don Weckhorst photos of her late husband, Mototeru Motegi, who served in the Japanese military during World War II. Weckhorst presented a Japanese flag to Motegi and her daughter, Yoshimi Morita. The flag was carried into battle by Motegi's husband and it disappeared nearly 60 years ago. A collector gave the flag to Weckhorst's father in an attempt to return it to the soldier's family. Weckworst is the commander of the 605th Air Operations Group here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Heather Norris)

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