Honor Flight Archive

Paying respect to the U.S. flag: Riding along with veterans on the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight

Washington Co., WI – All this week as we approach July 4 we’re focusing on the U.S. flag – passing along a little bit of history, some flag etiquette and trivia. In November 2010 I was privileged to work as media on the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight. Below

Three veterans from Washington County on June 2 Stars & Stripes Honor Flight

  May 23, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Stars and Stripes Honor Flight (SSHF) will fly the third of three spring Honor Flights on Saturday, June 2 when the “Neumann Companies Stars and Stripes Honor Flight” takes off for the nation’s capital.   “It is our honor to fly such

Ten veterans from Washington County on Saturday, April 14 Stars & Stripes Honor Flight

April 13, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – There are 10 veterans from Washington County traveling Saturday, April 14 on the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight (SSHF). This will be the first of three spring Honor Flights when the “WTMJ Radio Stars and Stripes Honor Flight” takes off for

VIDEO | 95-year-old WWII vet Dave Lowe from Erin will be on Saturday’s Honor Flight

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Washington Co., WI – There will be 10 veterans from Washington County participating in Saturday’s Stars and Stripes Honor Flight to Washington D.C. One of the oldest vets on the flight will be 95-year-old WWII veteran Dave Lowe from the Town of Erin. Lowe was drafted was 19 years

Hilda Rasmussen from West Bend completes the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight 

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Oct. 21, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – Korean War veteran Hilda Rasmussen of West Bend was one of 11 veterans from Washington County on last Saturday’s Stars & Stripes Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Rasmussen was 20 years old when she enlisted in the Army. A southerner who grew

Veterans from Washington County on today’s Honor Flight

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Sept. 16, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – Henry Sausen Jr. of Hartford is one of five veterans from Washington County on today’s Stars & Stripes Honor Flight. Sausen Jr., 86, said he knew he was going to be drafted. “My dad took me to the bus and I

Five veterans from Washington Co. on Sept. 16 Honor Flight

   Sept. 2, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – There will be five veterans from Washington County on the Saturday, Sept. 16 Honor Flight out of Milwaukee. Among the local veterans on the flight include: Korean War Marine veteran Henry Sausen Jr (Hank) of Hartford, Korean War Army Morse code

Five veterans from Washington Co. on today’s Stars & Stripes Honor Flight

  June 9, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – Five veterans from Washington County are aboard today’s Stars and Stripes Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Gus Szalewski, 87, is a Korean War vet from West Bend. Drafted when he was 21 years old Szalewski was living in Milwaukee at

Washington Co. vets participate in check presentation

June 7, 2017 – Slinger, WI – Korean War veterans from Washington County participated in a check presentation this week as SUBWAY® outlets in Wisconsin and Illinois partnered with Honor Flight hubs—including Milwaukee, Green Bay/Appleton, Wausau and Marquette, Wis., and Peoria, Ill.—to raise funds to send approximately 167 World War II,

Slinger SUBWAY® to host Honor Flight donation on 73rd anniversary of D-Day

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June 5, 2017 – Slinger, WI – The SUBWAY® in Slinger will host a check presentation Tuesday morning, June 6, as local SUBWAY® outlets in Wisconsin and Illinois partnered with Honor Flight hubs—including Milwaukee, Green Bay/Appleton, Wausau and Marquette, Wis., and Peoria, Ill.—to raise funds to send approximately 167

Five veterans from Washington Co. on next Stars and Stripes Honor Flight

June 3, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – Five veterans from Washington County will be aboard the next Stars and Stripes Honor Flight including Korean War Air Force jet mechanic Chuck Campbell of Jackson, WWII Marine Ralph Simoneau of Germantown, and three Korean War veterans from West Bend Richard

Korean War Army vet Robert Schotzko of West Bend will be on the May 21 Honor Flight | By Ann Marie Craig

May 15, 2017 – West Bend, WI – As he sat at his kitchen table, Robert Schotzko of West Bend thumbed through the yellowed and well-worn War Department Technical Manual TM10-412, a leftover from WWII, but useful even today. It is one of Robert’s prized possessions and one that

Marine Vet Russ McCrimmon of West Bend will be on April 8 Honor Flight. By Ann Marie Craig

April 3, 2017 – West Bend, WI – A sobering scene was unfolding at the beach when his ship docked after the trans-Pacific journey to Korea in 1950. With minimal ceremony, but with discretion and respect, fallen U.S. soldiers were being evacuated for burial onto a neighboring vessel. Russ

The Silbernagel Group donates to the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight

April 2, 2017 – Kewaskum, WI – The Silbernagel Group presented a check for $1,400 to Max Summerfeld of the VFW Washington County Post for the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight. The donation came from money collected a the Don’t Worry Retire Happy symposium with Tom Hegna held last

WWII Army vet Bob Brandt of West Bend will be on the April 8 Honor Flight

March 28, 2017 – West Bend, WI  – Bob Brandt, 89, of West Bend is one of 90 veterans on the upcoming April 8 Stars & Stripes Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Brandt was drafted at 18 years old; he had just graduated Wauwatosa High School. “They asked me
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