Sendoff Scheduled for Dawson County Hero Flight September 28th
A sendoff luncheon for the latest Dawson County Hero Flight is slated for September 28th. A free will donation meal will be served, starting at noon at the Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles in Lexington.
A short program will begin around 1 p.m. with the veterans loading up for their memorable tour around 2 p.m.
Dawson County Hero Flight is organized for the sole purpose of honoring America Veterans for sacrifice and service above self. There are 25 veterans, along with their escorts that will travel to our nation’s capitol, Washington D.C. from Omaha on September 28th and return back to Lexington on October 1st.
Some of the activities include stops at the World War II, Korean and Vietnam Memorials; Army/Navy Club, Wreath Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, visits to the USAF, USMC and Navy Memorials; FDR Memorial, the Smithsonian Institure and many more.
Hero Flight Veterans
Roger Wahlgren,Gothenburg; Jerry Hemphill, Cozad; Max Weismann, Holdrege; Reginald Yates, Ashland; Clayton Schubert, Wilcox; Melvin Abels, Kearney; Roger Koch, Cozad; Gary Hosick, Cozad; Charles Licking, Lexington; Gary Moritz, Lexington; Darrell Bliven, Lexington; Raymond Kounovsky, Lexington; Rodney Holtz, Lexington; Gary Reiber, Lexington; Gerald Lauby, Lexington; Lester Elliott, Cozad; Charles DeHarty, Eustis; David Baack, Cozad; Carroll Landstrom, Axtell; Ron Leininger, Lexington; Dale Block, Gothenburg; Richard Ostergard, Gothenburg; Winston Simon, Gothenburg; William Jensen, Lexington; and Fredrick Ward, Lexington.