Ninety-year-old Jimmy Ingutti may not run as fast as he used to on the basketball court, but he can still play a mean game of golf.
Ingutti was a high school referee up until the age of 87!
He is still working as a teacher's aide at West Irondequoit High School and says he has no plans to slow down.
Jimmy's daughter Judy nominated him for an Honor Flight, because of Jimmy's service during World War II.
He was in the Navy and served during the Battle of Normandy.
Jimmy says he didn't do "anything special". According to him, "I'm just a regular guy."
People who meet him would say he is pretty special.
Jimmy and Judy Ingutti boarded a plane from Rochester last Saturday. They arrived in Washington to a hero's welcome from members of the military.
They were joined on the flight by many other veterans who have earned this honor.
They had a busy schedule in Washington, but it was nothing that Jimmy couldn't handle. They visited the Veteran's Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery.
They also stopped by all of the other tourist attractions and took a lot of pictures.
My favorite picture was Jimmy standing next to a young Navy sailor. Jimmy smiled proudly, perhaps remembering himself at the tender age of 21 when he enlisted.
Jimmy was smiling in every picture, so proud to have this opportunity to be honored in this way.
He joked with us that he was glad he was alive to see this.
Judging from the pictures and video, Jimmy was probably one of the oldest veterans on the flight, yet he required no wheelchair or cane or assistance as he strolled off the plane and into the airport.
There a crowd of well-wishers cheered and waved flags. What a proud moment for Jimmy and the other veterans.
They received a warm-welcome home and a big thank-you for their service to our country.
Patrice Walsh, Reporter