|FOX 17 INFORMER|
Honor Flight Announced for Korean War Veterans
The same group that brought thousands of Iowa World War Two veterans to Washington D.C. on “honor flights” is starting a new mission.
Hundreds more take off this fall on the inaugural Korean War honor flight.
“We are fired up. We are excited about this flight,” says Polk County Supervisor Tom Hockensmith.
Polk County gave Central Iowa Honor Flight $150,000 to send 130 Korean War veterans to see their memorial in the nation’s capitol.
After receiving 500 applications, the group realized it would need a bigger plane and more money. Hy-Vee and Casey’s stepped up to help sponsor the flight.
“This group of veterans is well deserving of the opportunity to go see their memorial,” says Casey’s CEO & President Bob Myers.
Thanks to donations from the community, a 7-47 with close to 400 veterans on board will leave for Washington D.C. on September 30th.
“It’s going to be very emotional for everyone,” says veteran Bill Lawson.
The 83-year-old U.S. Air Force veteran worked on B-47 Bombers during the war. He expects to see familiar names at the memorial.
“I lost high school classmates in the war there and I’m going to look for them on the wall when I get to washington,” says Lawson.
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