The Ozarks remembers World War II veteran Bill Hardwick

PURDY, Mo. -- Everyday we lose more of the memories and the men and women who put their lives on hold and helped win World War II.

We salute Bill Hardwick of Purdy, Mo. Bill served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. He farmed until he retired.

And we were honored to have him join us on a KY3 Honor Flight to the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. a few years ago.

Bill Hardwick recently died. He will be laid to rest Wednesday.