NORTHWOODS - You might remember this story from more than a year ago.
A Vilas County Korean War veteran waited 60 years to get his Purple Heart. Private David Masiakowski was hit by a grenade shell. He carried his foxhole partner on his back to safety and was blinded in one eye.
In February 2012, his service was recognized with a purple heart.
But now, David needs someone to carry him.
Newswatch 12 spoke with David's daughter Trisha Scarlotto, who now lives in Kentucky, Tuesday night.
She explained David is in the hospital in Eagle River and has just six months to live.
Her father's one remaining desire is to get to Milwaukee to live out his days closer to family down there. But he needs a pilot to fly him down and has limited resources and time.
Trisha is reaching out to anyone in the Northwoods who would be willing to fly her father from Eagle River to Milwaukee one last time.
If you or someone you know can help, please call Trisha at 763-561-7602.
Trisha says time is of the essence. The family thanks you for your generosity.
IRMA - Until Thursday, we never got an inside look at Lincoln Hills School and Youth Prison. We have heard from Lincoln Hills line staff and the Department of Corrections, but never were able to see the facility.
Thursday the DOC held a guided media tour of the school and living units. Newswatch12's Rose McBride has been following the stories that come out of Lincoln Hills for months now, and she went on that media tour.
RHINELANDER - Thursday Rhinelander turned into the city of lights. The Light of the Northwoods kicked off its drive-through light show at Hodag Park today. "We never got to do anything like this when I was a kid," said volunteer Corey Passmore. However, Passmore's son will get the chance to experience a Christmas in a way his father was never able to. "As far as I can think back we've never had anything like this in Rhinelander," said Passmore. Months of preparation, hundreds of hours setting up, and more than a dozen creative minds helped create magic in Rhinelander. "Symbolizes an opportunity for community to come together," said YMCA of the Northwoods CEO Ryan Zietlow.
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