World War II combat veteran Ben Kauffman, age 86, carries an American flag as he listens to a speaker during a Veterans Day ceremony in the small town of Loveland, Colo., Sunday Nov. 11

 

              World War II combat veteran Ben Kauffman, age 86, carries an American flag as he listens to a speaker during a Veterans Day ceremony in the small town of Loveland, Colo., Sunday Nov. 11
World War II combat veteran Ben Kauffman, age 86, carries an American flag as he listens to a speaker during a Veterans Day ceremony in the small town of Loveland, Colo., Sunday Nov. 11, 2012. Kauffman, who fought in the Battle of Okinawa in 1945 with the U.S. Army's 17th Infantry Regiment, also served in Korea. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)