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Korean War veteran meets new friend

After a day of touring the memorials in Washington, D.C., local veterans of World War II and Korea have a special surprise waiting for them on their return flight to Wisconsin. More>>

Wisconsin veterans reflect at war memorials

Our nation's capital is a place to honor our country's veterans.  And thanks to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight, is a place veterans from Central Wisconsin can enjoy. 

"This is my first time.  I couldn't believe it.  It's really a beautiful day for me.  A lot of memories" World War II veteran Bob Trigg told Newsline 9. 
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A day on the Honor Flight

The 8th flying of the Never Forgotten Honor Flight took off on Mon. May 7th, 2012. 

Newsline 9's Rob Duns accompanied the veterans of World War II and the Korean War to Washington, D.C. to document their journey. 
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War veterans reunite after 62 years

In June 1950, Roger Schulrud of Wausau and Billy Fergot of Edgar enlisted in the United States military.  They went to boot camp together and then parted ways, fighting in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. 

62 years later they were reunited by surprise on the eighth flying of the Never Forgotten Honor Flight in Washington, D.C. 
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Daughter pays final tribute to father at Korean War Memorial

Airman Daniel Haag of Boulder Junction in Vilas County served as a Mechanics Specialist in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. 

"We often talked and said Dad, if you weren't working on those aircraft more men would have died, the war could have been longer" Haag's daughter Wendi Neupert told Newsline 9, sitting beside the Korean War Memorial.    
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"Never Forgotten Honor Flight" takes off

MOSINEE (WAOW) -- It's been more than six decades since Gordan Rheinschmidt steered a ship in the Pacific Ocean. More>>

Memories etched on an artillery shell

Seeing the World War II monument in Washington was a dream come true for Ray Plenge of Wisconsin Rapids, but his Honor Flight trip was also a chance to work towards another dream. More>>

"Once you have found her, never let her go."

Evelyn and Richard Bjorklund, known by their nicknames Ev and Dick, had the opportunity to re-live their experiences of World War II earlier this week thanks to a trip on the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. The pair of veterans, who met after the war ended, have been married for 62 years. More>>

Remembering Robert H. Decker

Clarence and James Decker of Colby traveled to Washington D.C. on the Never Forgotten Honor Flight to visit the monuments, but also to visit a fallen family member. Robert H. Decker, Clarence's son and James' older brother lost his life in the Vietnam War. More>>

How to donate to Never Forgotten Honor Flight

Never Forgotten Honor Flight serves 12 counties in Northern Wisconsin.  It allows World War II veterans to see the monuments built in their honor in Washington, DC. More>>

Honor Flight returns from Washington, D.C.

Veterans on the Never Forgotten Honor Flight have returned from Washington, D.C. More>>

Third Never Forgotten Honor Flight leaves today

Another Never Forgotten Honor Flight leaves Monday morning from the Central Wisconsin Airport. More>>

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