published Thursday, December 27th, 2012

A vet's dying wish — to help others

Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

CHATTANOOGA — The dying wishes of a World War II Veteran were simply to help other vets. Many knew John Lanham as a pastor and bible book store owner, but after returning from war he also served out county at the sheriff's office. Weeks after he died his wishes brought the two together once again.

"Words can't say what's in my heart for people that donate to veterans," said Charlie Hobbs the president of Chapter 203 Vietnam Veterans of America.

Hobbs will have the task of finding the right veteran to fit Thursday's donated state of the art wheelchair.

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