To the editor:
May 11, I was honored to participate in the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight to our nation's capital to see the various war memorials. It was indeed a trip of a lifetime.
I am using this note to thank all the folks who had a hand in bringing this off successfully. Many thanks to Ron Newsum and his able staff for all the work making arrangements for this flight as well previous and future flights. Thanks also goes to the volunteer guardians, the doctor, nurses, bus drivers, tour guides and any others I failed to mention. A special thanks goes to all the organizations and individuals who helped finance the trip.
On the flight home that evening, each veteran was presented with a large manila envelope containing many letters from family members and friends, but also letters from elementary school children from the Fort Dodge and surrounding school districts. I do want to say a special thanks to the youngsters that wrote those wonderful thank you letters to us.
Just another old Korean War vet.