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May 20, 2023 Honor Flight: Fritz Montag of Alleton, WI

May 20, 2023 – Allenton, WI – On Saturday, May 20, 2023, Fritz Montag, 81, will join 15 other veterans from Washington County, WI on the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight to Washington D.C.
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Fritz Montag on May 20, 2023 Honor Flight

Montag enlisted Nov. 1, 1962, and served in the Marine Corps until November 1966. Basic training was at Camp Pendleton in California and then Montag went to track vehicle repair school at Camp Del Mar in California.

Montag was in Okinawa when he was 21 years old. He spent 13 months there and went on two floats; which means a combat-ready battalion that is shipped out at a moment’s notice anywhere in the world.

“The vehicles we had were impressive,” said Montag. “Just the size and the firepower was significant.”

Montag recalled a tank retriever that had a gasoline engine that had 1,000 horsepower. “It could pull 10 tanks in a straight line,” he said.

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Born in St. Lawrence, Montag was one of five brothers who ‘Proudly Served.’

After returning home Montag worked 40 years at the Gehl Company in West Bend, WI.

Montag’s daughter Lisa will be accompanying him on the trip. “I’m looking forward to seeing the Air Force monument,” he said.

Montag is one of 16 veterans from Washington County, WI
that are traveling on the May 20 Honor Flight

While 16 veterans from Washington County, WI are on the May 20, 2023 flight, two have asked that their names not be published.

Click HERE to read stories about other Washington Co. veterans on the

May 20, 2023 Stars and Stripes Honor Flight

Stars and Stripes Honor Flight is the Milwaukee area hub of the Honor Flight Network.  Founded in 2008, Stars and Stripes Honor Flight has flown more than 7,600 WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans from southeastern Wisconsin on a one-day, all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C.

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