Honor Flight a long overdue tribute for local Vietnam veteran



Dave Lucht uses the word “unbelievable” quite a bit in talking about the Never Forgotten Honor Flight he took on Oct. 9. From the national memorials he saw in Washington D.C., to the stories he heard from fellow veterans during the day, to the letters of support he received from local school children, and finally to the “welcome home” he witnessed upon his return, the word “unbelievable” is the one that best covers it.
Lucht and about a hundred other veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam made this flight, the final one of 2017 launched by the Wausau chapter of the Never Forgotten Honor Flight national network. Since its formation in 2009, the Wausau chapter has sent nearly 2,750 veterans — at no expense to them — to see the revered memorials in the nation’s Capitol that honor the women and men who have answered their country’s call in time of need.

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