Greg Maples poses for a portrait at Salute to Veterans Airshow

May 27, 2012 | 6:48 p.m. CDT
Greg Maples poses for a portrait during the Salute to Veterans Airshow on Sunday at the Columbia Regional Airport. He recalls, "When I was 16, I couldn't find my birth certificate, so I couldn't get my driver's license, but I had my car shined and a date coming, so instead I took her up in my airplane." Maples, his father and his brother work on planes together, and he hopes to get his son involved.

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