Stars and Stripes Honor Flight Veterans Recognized at Miller Park
Today we welcome 20 veterans who are on their “Tour of Honor” today with the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight.
These veterans of World War II, The Korean War and the Vietnam War represent veterans who have served our nation in all branches of the military. They range in age from 71 to 100 years old and include an Army Paratrooper, a Platoon Sergeant, and a Navy Petty Officer who served in Korea aboard the USS Wisconsin:
Glenn Dohrmann or Cedarburg, a Korean War Army Veteran and Silver Star Recipient; Stan Larson of Menomonee Falls, a Korean War Air Force Veteran; Julius Mianecki of Kenosha, a Korean War Army Veteran; Otto Salomon of Glendale, a World War II Merchant Marine and Navy Veteran; Bob Sametz of Mequon, a World War II Air Force Veteran; Larry Wiest of New Berlin, a Korean War Army Veteran; Jim Schuette of Sheboygan Falls, a Vietnam War Air Force Veteran; Lee Zwickey of Milwaukee, a Korean War Army Veteran; Jim Craw of Mercer, a Korean War Navy Veteran; Tony Margis of Waukesha, a World War II Army Veteran; Mike Plakut of Menomonee Falls, a World War II Navy Veteran; Harold Potterton of New Berlin, a Korean War Army Veteran; Bob Crouse of Mequon, a World War II Army Veteran; Patricia Fox-Pierce of Pewaukee, a Korean War Marine Corps Veteran; Don Pierce of Pewaukee, a Korean War Air Force Veteran; John Griebl of New Berlin, a World War II Army Veteran; Leonard Wayer of Oak Creek, a World War II Army Veteran; Harry Behrens of Milwaukee, a World War II Navy Veteran; Al Turner of New Berlin, a Korean War Army Veteran; and Sam Roland of Mundelein, a World War II Navy Veteran and 100 years old.
You can view the full ceremony on our Facebook page. Fans are also invited to stop by Section 208 to greet these local heroes during the game.
Brewers All-Star Catcher Jonathan Lucroy is also a big supporter of the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, having traveled with veterans to D.C. in the past; after the ceremony, he stopped over to personally shake each of the veterans’ hands and thank them for their service.
Stars and Stripes Honor Flight flies World War II Veterans, Korean War Veterans and terminally ill veterans of any conflict on one day, all-expenses-paid trips to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials built in their honor. If you know a World War II or Korean War Vet who has not taken their Honor Flight, you can find out more information at StarsAndStripesHonorFlight.org.