Indiana congressman flies veteran for free

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Published: Jun. 29, 2016 at 11:54 PM EDT
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A former Indiana Secretary of State and current congressman took to the skies Wednesday to help a veteran in need.

Representative Todd Rokita, from Indiana's fourth congressional district, is a part of “Veterans Airlift Command.”

It provides free air transport to combat -wounded vets for medical visits or to see family.

Rokita is a pilot and often lends his time, skill, and aircraft to the program.

On Wednesday, he flew army SPC Steven moore back to his home in Mishawaka after a family member passed away in Virginia.

Moore was blinded in one eye in 2004 by a roadside IED.

Rokita says he makes between three and six such flights each year.

Rep. Todd Rokita (R) said, “I take every chance I get to help Hoosier veterans get where they need, especially our combat veterans, and I was able to bring a combat veteran home to south bend tonight.”

Army SPC Steven Moore said, “This is a great organization that I highly recommend people should support which is not an organization that many people know about, but they do great things for veterans, and they do great things every day for the morale and welfare of veterans.”

If you’d like to learn more about how you can help Veterans Airlift Command, go to http://www.veteransairlift.org/