SWEETWATER, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Sweetwater’s National WASP WWII Museum is honoring those who served this Veterans Day with words from Florence “Shutsy” Reynolds.

Reynolds, who passed away in March of 2018, was a pioneering woman pilot. According to her obituary in WASP Final Flight, she was accepted into class 44-W-5 in Sweetwater in December of 1943, when she was 20-years-old.

“My favorite word? Oh, honor. That to me is more than a word. That’s a way of life. I mean, I’d die for honor. That sounds melodramatic maybe, but, that’s how I feel.”


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The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., it is located at 210 Avenger Field Road in Sweetwater.