Local veterans are among those who will fly on the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight’s 38th “mission” on Saturday, April 8, to Washington, D.C.
Stars and Stripes Honor Flight flies World War II, Korean War veterans and terminally ill veterans of any conflict on a one-day, all-expenses-paid trip to see their memorials in Washington and experience a full day of honor and thanks for their service.
Waukesha veterans who will make the trip on April 8 are:
- Homer Armagost, U.S. Army combat engineer, Korean War
- Earl Dodge, U.S. Army ordinance, World War II
- Bob Jones, U.S. Air Force B-25 pilot in Philippines, World War II
- Jim Roeder, U.S. Army, Korean War
- Rusty Rust, U.S. Marines, Korean War
- Don Schrock, U.S. Army POW at Heartbreak Ridge, Korean War
Since its founding in 2008, Stars and Stripes Honor Flights have flown 4,818 local veterans on these trips of honor. Stars and Stripes is the Southeastern Wisconsin hub of the national Honor Flight Network. There are about 130 Honor Flight hubs nationwide. Stars and Stripes is an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff and no offices.
It has a board of directors of 19 and about 250 active volunteers. Of every donated dollar, 98 cents goes directly to the mission, according to a news release from the organization.