March 8, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – There will be 15 veterans from Washington County on the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight on April 6.
This will be the 50th mission as two planes leave Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport with 172 veterans on board.
Vietnam veterans include Army veteran Gerald Gramins Sr. of Hartford, Edward Patoka of Hartford, Judith Thorbahn Pierce of Hartford, Richard Langreck of Hubertus, Jerald Lowther of West Bend, James Mathia of West Bend, Robert Graff of West Bend, James Bokelman of West Bend, Gary Thetford of West Bend, and Allen Polachowski of West Bend.
Korean War veterans include Norvin Lehman of Slinger, Roland Nowak of West Bend, Erwin Wergin of West Bend, and Melvin Walters of West Bend.
WWII veteran is Lon Loebel of West Bend.
If you know any of these veterans and wish to pay tribute please feel free to submit their photo and watch for follow-up stories in the coming weeks.