All, Veterans

In honor of Pat Griffin’s 28 years of service to Veterans as a Physical Therapist at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. She touched the lives of so many Veterans, as well as her colleagues. Enjoy Retirement Pat!
your VA family

Amerling, Ronald

In memory of Ronald Amerling
Chris Harlow
Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace
Bonnie and Ron Theusch
Thank you for your service.
Jeff & Sarah Harbridge

Arend, Richard

Gone but not forgotten
A proud grandson

Barnes, Wilma

in Memory of Wilma Barnes
Mark & Diane Walters

Belter, Rich

Rich, US Army, served in Korea and Vietnam in the late 60’s. Rich and I, along with my two sons had the privilege to be on the September 28, 2019 flight. Rich had never been to Washington to see the Monuments and Memorials dedicated to those who served. He contracted agent orange and died of cancer on July 24, 2020. Because of his condition, we were able to skip, if not, he would not have been able to see the Korean, Vietnam and other Memorials.
Your Loving Brother and Family

Bley, Robert

In Honor of our Veterans
Steve Spors & Lesa Buck
Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Robert Bley. Very sorry for your loss.
Chad and Shelby Pape
In memoriam.
Gary & Toni Fischer

Bley, Robert W

In memory of our cousin Robert "Bobby " Bley. We will miss your smile that lit up the room. Thanks for always being there for us. We had so many good times growing up together. Love, Donna, Cathy, Chris (Phil) and Rick (Dawn).
Your favorite cousins!

Bosch, John

In memorial of a great American hero and a member of the best generation.
Gwen Weithaus
To a life well lived.
I had the honor and privilege of caring for John as a resident in our hospice/palliative unit at the VA Medical Center. His gentle nature and willingness to share stories and experiences touched many lives. HE was a living history lesson to many. He told me many times that his life changed when he and his daughter Jayne went on his Honor Flight. After that flight he became a presenter and shared his WWII experiences with schools and the public. I don’t believe in coincidences and within a month of his death SSHF was given the exciting news that FLIGHTS WOULD BE STARTING AGAIN IN AUGUST 2021. This would have made him so happy! I am a better person having known John.
Holly Clanton
In honor of John’s service to our country.
The Oswald & Holtz Families
Thank you for your service!
a fellow veteran
We appreciate Johns service to our great nation. He will be missed. Our love and sympathy to you.
Mark and Catherine Ladd
In memory of John Bosch.
Dave Barr

Bosch, John H.

John was a gret man who shared some of his experiences with me while at the VA. I looked forward to our video calls. He shared many of his stories of his experiences in World War II. He enjoyed several war stories, from my career as well. I will miss John. He was a kind and gentle soul and I will not forget him. Godspeed John.
Howard A. Hadley, CMSgt, USAF (Retired)
John was a gret man who shared some of his experiences with me while at the VA. I looked forward to our video calls. He shared many of his stories of his experiences in World War II. He enjoyed several war stories, from my career as well. I will miss John. He was a kind and gentle soul and I will not forget him. Godspeed John.
Howard A. Hadley, CMSgt, USAF (Retired)

Boyd, James

To our three war Veteran… We love you Pa!
Debra, Michael, Lauren and Brian

Boyle, Joseph

In memory of Joseph Boyle and to thank him for his service to our country.
Dave and Jan Hintz

Breitzman, Robert

Happy Father’s Day to our Dad, Robert Breitzman. We Love You! XOXO
Kathy and Izzy

Bruss, Dennis

In memory
Patricia Fox

Buffington, Joel

In honor of Kris & Joel Buffington & all of the work that they do to support our Vets.
Laura Huggett

Buffington, Kris

In honor of Kris’ birthday 10/26
Linda Adamski

Callan, Bob

Bob Callan
Deana Hollstein

Callan, Robert

I am so thankful that Bob Callan was able to enjoy Honor Flight with his daughter, Michelle Corbett.
Yolanda Van Rite

Callan, Robert James

In loving memory of my dear cousin who served his country proudly in the USAF 1967-1971. A devoted husband, father and grandfather. RIP
Karen(Callan) and Larry Gade

Champion, Richard

Thank you for your service!
RoseMarie Dubman

Chaudior, Dan

In honor of my friend Dan.
Sharon Waranka/Scheel

Chaudior, Daniel

Bequeathing this in memory of Daniel Chaudior who has made a request in lieu of flowers that this organization receive a donation
Stan & Melanie Cornish

Chaudoir, Daniel

Dan and Lauren we are so sorry to here about your loss. Please know that we are all thinking of you. Love you guys. Clif, Lana, Andy, Katie, Suzie, Ale, Jack, Julia and Caroline
The Cornish’s
Daniel “Dan” R Chaudoir Sr., age 65 years of Grafton
Andrea’s Friends: Gina & Lauren

Ciechanowski, Edward

Have fun! You deserve it! Thanks for your service!
Mike Shelenske

Colwell, Frank

For his service and for all of the Vets that did not come home.
Mary Jo, Jeff, Catherine and Jim

Crass, Daniel

City of Franklin, Wisconsin Veterans
Franklin Noon Lions Club

Croasdaile, Thomas

Thank you for my Honors Flight on 11/6/2021. It finally brought closure to my service in Vietnam. At the same time, I was able to honor the following deceased Vets: Joe Croasdaile WWII my father Tom Croasdaile WWII uncle John T Corbett WWI Grandfather Mildred Seefeld WWII Mother-in law David P Quinlan Vietnam Friend
Tom Croasdaile

Dascher, Michael

In memory of Michael J. Dasher, a Vietnam Veteran and friend. We will miss your bright smile and wonderful piano music at the 10:30 a.m. Church Service at Broadway Christian Church in Mesa, AZ! We look forward to the day when we will be reunited!
Lee and Lee Beauregard

Dobbe, Herbert

We’re so greatful for your Dad’s service.
Gigh and Jodie Brucker

Domes, Mary

This donation is in remembrance of Mary E. Domes who was a greeter for the Stars and Stripes Honor Flights. She co-founded the American Heroes Cafe in 2011, in Southeastern Wisconsin, to ensure the local Veterans had a meeting place for camaraderie and to share their experiences. This venture was successful and other American Heroes Cafes opened up in our area as a result. Mary will truly be missed.
The Board Members of the Village of Pleasant Prairie, WI

Dreweck, Norman

We would like to pay tribute to Norman Dreweck, who passed away on September 17, 2021, with this memorial donation.
Larry and Lisa Pagel

Emmerich, Vernon

In memory of Vernon Emmerich, who served in the United States Air Force as a crew chief and was on the 2018 Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. Fly high, Vern. God Speed.
The Rehak Family

Fatla, Anton

Anton served our country in the United States Air Force. As an Honor Flight honoree, he made the trip to Washington, D.C. and was overjoyed by the experience. Anton passed away peacefully on September 27th, 2021.
Mary and Bill Walker

Feiertag, Ralph

In honor of Ralph Feiertag
Family friend
In memory of Mr. Feiertag. Thank you for your service!
Lincoln Elementary Staff
In honor of Ralph Feiertag
Mike and Laurie Bania
In memory of Mr Feiertag and his service in the US Army.
Greg + Rebecca
In memory of your service to the military, Bucyrus-Erie and your friendship to the Brudnicki family.
Bill and Julie Brudnicki
In honor of Ralph service to our country.
Steve and Mary Haumschild
In memory of Ralph Feiertag.
Jim and Patty Molthen
In memory of Ralph Feiertag
Steve and Bobbie
In honor of his service to our country. Ralph was truly a wonderful man .
Rich, Cathy and Jacqueline Berndt
The law firm of von Briesen & Roper, s.c. is honored to donate in memory of Jim Feiertag’s Father, Ralph. Our deepest condolences to the entire Feiertag Family.
von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
In memory of Mr. Feiertag- one of the good guys. You will be missed.
Cheryl Craig
In memory of Ralph Feiertag who served our country during the Korean War and was a proud recipient of an honor flight in 2016.
Friend of the family
In honor of Ralph Feiertag, who served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Cindy and Claude Lewis and Kathryn DeRidder
In honor of his service during the Korean War and the deep love he had for his family.
Steve & Sue Buck

Ferguson, Floyd

Thank you for your service.
Sandra Hendrickson
In honor and memory of Floyd Ferguson.
Pamela & Fred Schultz
Given in loving memory of this 2010 Stars and Stripes Honor Flight attendee who proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII.
the Blahnik family (Kathy & George, Mark & Sue, Dale, Glenn & Becky, and Beth & Alan)

Ferguson, Floyd R.

Uncle Floyd passed away on May 22, 2021 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He proudly served in the Navy CB’s during WW2 and remained close to his fellow CB’s throuhout his life. He taught at Boys Tech in Milwaukee for many years retiring in 1988. He went on an Honor Flight in 2010. He was also Santa for many children for decades.
Mary, Michael, Paul Terri and Bill Tannis

Freiertag, Ralph

This donation is in memory of Ralph Freiertag, a Veteran who enjoyed his honor flight a few years ago.
Dennis & Jane Bartel

Gedemer, David

This is in honor or my dad who took the Honor Flight on April 14, 2018. Sadly he passed away January 2020. This was a life changing event for him and I hope many more veterans will take the Honor Flight. Love you and miss you Pa!
Daughter Kathy Davis and family

Gindt, Gilbert

An outstanding role model, father, grandfather and friend. Serving 82nd Airborne proud.
Your loving family

Glick, Harold (Hal)

In memory of Hal Glick, WWII Army Air Corps veteran, who passed away in February. He was part of one of the first Honor Flights out of Milwaukee.
Rosie Seder

Goetz, Gary

In loving memory of Gary Goetz. May you rest in peace.
Mary Goetz

Gordee, Everett

Thank you to Everett and all our amazing veterans for their service to our great country.
Scott & Madeline Cayo
Thank you so very much for honorably serving your country, this land we call home, USA!!
Forever in our hearts, Diane and Brenda

Gordee, Everett W

In memory of Everett W Gordee

Gorr, Henry

In memory of Henry Gorr. We appreciate Hank’s service to our nation. John and Judy Maly
John and Judy Maly

Gorr, Henry (Hank)

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.
The Koehler Family

Gradisnik, Jerry

In loving memory of Jerry Gradisnik USMC
Jeff and Barb Lauenstein

Gugg, John

In Memory
Mary Moll
In memory of a wonderful uncle and his service to his country.
Julie & Family
To a great friend, "Just John Gugg"
Mary & Dan

Gugg, John F.

John passed away July 29, 2021. At the young age of 17, John had to get his mother’s signature to join the Navy. He proudly served our country on the USS Enoree during WWII. His Honor Flight was a memorable experience for him and his family.
Joe and Julie Malucha

Gugg, John Frank

In memory of Mr. John Gugg
Laura Jane Maley

Hankwitz, Esther

In loving memory.
Eileen Richards

Hansen, Jack

Dear Auntie Virginia and Family, A donation to the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight has been made in memory of Uncle Jack. We know how special his time in Washington D.C. was with the other veterans on the honor flight. We feel blessed, that with the help of our donation, another deserving veteran may experience this amazing trip. God Bless You All, Eric and Angie
Eric and Angie Edwards and Family
In memory of a kind and caring veteran of WWII and member of VFW Post 7485. I knew Jack as a member of his church, Ascension Lutheran on South Layton Blvd in Milwaukee. His dedication to his God and country shaped his whole life, and he will be sorely missed. God bless his memory in the lives of all he knew.
Susan Hess
Jack Hansen who dedicated his life to serving others. I know of no other better example. He will be missed by so many.
Jill Aschebrook
In memory of a man who fought for his country and continued to make it better through his lifetime of volunteering, especially bringing joy to the staff, patients, visitors and other volunteers at Aurora West Allis Medical Center.
Pat Kennedy
Jack Hansen served in WW II. He was a devoted husband, friend and Red coat volunteer at Aurora hospital in West Allis WI. He passed at age 98. May he Rest In Peace.
Margaret Bentz

Hanson, Ronald L

Ronnie served in Korea as an MP and on the Honor Guard. He went on Honor Flight on September 12,2015. It was an experience he never forgot. He was a man of few words,but he was so excited when he got off the plane in Milwaukee that night, that he didn’t stop talking for a long time. He commented many times that he never had an experience like that. "I must have shook 1,000 hands that day." Unfortunately, he passed away on June 6,2020. We thought it appropriate to support other veterans on their trip of a lifetime in honor of his trip.
His family.

Harkavy, Raymond

We are very proud of this great recognition for your many years of military service! Congratulations on the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight! We Love You!
Leah & Gary, Gail, Aaron & Sheri, David & Orete

Hayes, Thomas

To my late father, may he rest in peace. I want someone to be able to enjoy the experience my father experienced. He talked about that day until the day he died (October 5, 2020). Thank you to all the volunteers who make this dream come true for so many. Liz and Family
Elizabeth Hayes-Kotecki

Heinzen, Joan

Joan was very proud of her brothers and husband were veterans. She enjoyed sharing their stories with her sons and their families.
Trudy Joecks

Helm, Bill

Our deepest sympathy to the Helm family. what a wonderful way to honor his memory with a tribute and donation to the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. I know all who have been on an honor flight are very moved by the experience and our hope is this will keep the wonderful program available for many or our service men and women to show them we value their service to our country. Randy and Diane Yokes
Randy & Diane Yokes

Herriges, Richard

In memory of a great man and patriot
Joel Herriges
In memory of Richard Herriges.
Custom Equipment, LLC
In memory
Russ and Linda Warnecke

Hintz, Warren

In memory of Warren with thanks for his dedication to family, friends, and country.
Jim and Lori Fuchs
A very special friend
Kayleen Ellenberger

Hoeller, Robert M

To my dear brother, Bob, who never received a salute for his service in Vietnam until he was honored in the Honor Flight.
Mary Hoeller

Huibregtse, Tom

Donation given in memory of Tom Huibregtse
Marge Giesen

Hurley, Karen

In honor of Karen’s beautiful life, love for Family and Country. Rest in Peace, Karen.
Jeff and Fran, Shelly and Shannon, Annie and Chuck

Hutchinson, Thomas

In honor of Tom.
The faculty and staff at DSHA High School

Hutchinson, Tom

In memory of Tom Hutchinson who served our country in VietNam and was awarded the Purple Heart for his service. We will always remember him fondly and will miss him.
Marty Gholston

Ingram, Tom

Rod Kison

Ische, Rich

Rich served three years in the US Navy and four years in the US Army. He grew to love sharing accounts of his military career with family, friends and anyone leading an ear. A proud, fond highlight of his senior years was participating in the Honor Flight to Washington DC. Rich passed away August 1, 2021. In memory of Rich the family is making this donation for a deserving service member to have the experience Rich enjoyed.
Rich’s son Kevin Schindler, co-workers

Ische, Richard

In memory of a dedicated American who served his country in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army. Loving husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, and great grandfather. Resident of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin for 44 yrs. At 17 years old Rich entered the service, where he served for 3 years in the U.S. Navy at the end of WW2. When the Korean War broke out, he reenlisted in the U.S. Army and served 4 more years. He grew to love sharing accounts of his military career with family, friends, and anyone lending an ear. A proud–fond highlight of his senior years, was participation in the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Rich went with his daughter and grandson, where he was able to share his experiences as they toured the Washington D.C. war memorials together, celebrating his military service with the whole family upon his return. With Gratitude and Love, Always in our Hearts
Mark and Mary Wesolowski
In memory of a dedicated American who served his country in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army. Loving husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, and great grandfather. Resident of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin for 44 yrs. At 17 years old Rich entered the service, where he served for 3 years in the U.S. Navy at the end of WW2. When the Korean War broke out, he reenlisted in the U.S. Army and served 4 more years. He grew to love sharing accounts of his military career with family, friends, and anyone lending an ear. A proud–fond highlight of his senior years, was participation in the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Rich went with his daughter and grandson, where he was able to share his experiences as they toured the Washington D.C. war memorials together, celebrating his military service with the whole family upon his return. With Gratitude and Love, Always in our Hearts
Thomas and Chris Stranc

Jablonski, Robert

In honor of his service. Thank you.
The Kieliszewski’s
Robert "Bob" F. Jablonski Born March 14,1929 Died September 18,2021 Served in the Army during the Korean War. Bob was my Godfather and a wonderful person who loved his family and Country. RIP Bob. We will never forget you. Thank you for your service! Al, Dawn, Samantha and Lindsey Adams
Al Adams

Jablonski, Robert F.

In honor of Robert F. Jablonski who proudly served during the Korean Conflict.
Family and Friends of Robert



Janoska, Michael

In honor of Mike with fond memories of the McKinley Field House. Keeping Mike and his family in our thoughts and prayers.
Bob & Arleen Breitzman

Joecks, Richard

Although not a veteran Dick honored our veterans by serving as a volunteer from 2009 until the last flight of 2019 even though he was suffering from Alzheimers which took his life in April of this year. This donation include monies donated in his memory from many of his friends and fellow volunteers.
His family and friends

Jordan, William

Never forgotten
Lorra Metko

Keagy, Thomas

In memory of Thomas Claude Keagy, a U.S. Navy Veteran in the Korean War. He and his daughter Laura took the 2017 Honor Flight to Washington D.C. and his daughter said it was a defining moment in his life. From the Port Washington friends of Laura who thought of Tom like our own Dad. May he rest in peace.
Barb,, Fred, Mike, Ruth, Anne, and Vicki

Keagy, Thomas C

Memorial donation in memory of Mr. Keagy Please send a donation letter to: Mrs. Lu Keagy 1004 Beech St, Grafton WI 53024
Cindy Douglas

Kerkman, Nick and Shauna

This donation is made in their name in honor of these marriage
Mary, Darrell, and Bill

Ketchpaw, Donald

We will miss you. Love the Marten’s
Matthew Marten
We will never forget. Thank you for your service.
Sharon Mathei & Candy Childers and families
A great friend and neighbor for many years.
Marge Welch

Killian, Charles

Strangers once were we, family we will always be. You will be missed by us all.
The Sonier Family

Kjell, Brian

Thank you for your service! Happy 70th birthday!!
Terry and Steve Proefrock

Knudson, William S.

William served his country in the US Army from 1971-1977, as a SPC 5. He passed away on July 28th, 2021.
Anne Wasilevich

Kornitz, Richard

Dick cherished the flight he was able to take. He wished all veterans could experience it.
Steve and Carol
Mr. Kornitz recently passed away and this donation is in remembrance of him and his service to this country.
Friend of his daughter

Kraus, Al

I want to send a Vet to Washington in memory of Al Kraus, the Father of my dear friend, Bill Kraus.
Mark Bordeaux

Krueger, James

We would like to honor the memory of James Krueger, our son-in-laws grandfather. He was a true gentleman with a deep faith and love for his family and country.
Dave & Nancy Doro and family
My father had the privilege to be part of an honor flight in 2012. He served during and after World War II in the US Navy. It was such an outstanding and memorable trip that we would like to contribute to others being able to do it as well! Rest in peace James Krueger.
David Krueger and family

Krueger, Ron

In memory of Ron Krueger
Micky Skoug

Krueger, Ronald

Ronnie’s flight of April 2020 was canceled and now he won’t be on the August 2021 flight. Rest in peace, Ronnie!
Pat and Dennis Kruck


Faithful Christian, a loving husband a wonderful Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather, good citizen and a good friend. “Well done good and faithful servant.”
Jim Krueger Jr family and friends

Krueger Sr., James W.

For James W Krueger Sr.
From Ryan

Kurz, Harvey

Thank you for serving.
Alan & Judy Thiede
In memory of Harvey Kurz. Great man and great family.
Schieffer Family
The welcome home parades just won’t be the same without Harvey. He made friends everywhere he went. His smiles were contagious. I will miss him greatly as will all the Honor Flight volunteers and anyone whose lives he has touched. Love you Harvey!
Janice Ferguson
Thank you for your service and your sacrifice to our great nation. Thanks for your participation in the SSHF movie and all the times you came back for Homecoming’s to honor other veterans. May you rest in peace and may God Bless you and God Bless America.
Ruby Scheuing

Kurz, Jr., Harvey

My husband and I enjoyed meeting and visiting with Harvey over the years that we volunteered for SSHF. He always made us and others smile as he visited with all the veterans and their families.
Trudy Joecks

Kurz, Jr., Harvey R.

I was honored to sound Taps at his memorial
Bill Seaman bugler for

Larson, Richard

Thank you for your military service to our nation!
The Vick-Norsman Family

Lerdahl, Robert

My Great Uncle Robert was an Air Force Veteran. He recently passed at the age of 94, but we will always remember his loving smile, kind words and his pride in being an American. He loved us all. We’re all very proud of his service in the Air Force and his service as a great human being. You are missed but never forgotten. Love you always.
Shellie & Bill Gotham

Lichtensteiger, Donald

Thank you for your services in the Korean War. Thank you for serving our Country.
Brian & Shelly Luckow
With our sincere condolences
Burg Homes LLC
For his service U.S. Army during the Korean War, and dedication to his family.
Laura Fleischman

Lie, Ejner

In memory of Ejner Lie who served on the Navy battleship Nevada during WWII. Growing up, I knew him only as Mr. Lie, the humorous father of my BFF; like so many veterans, he did not brag about his service to his country. Mr. Lie passed away in Sept. 2021, another member of the greatest generation, gone.
Debbie Schoene
Going on the Honor Flight was one of the highlights of our friend Ejner’s later years. Please use this memorial to continue this wonderful service for our veterans.
Melvin Manty, Gail Griph, Laura Lee Dominguese
In honor of Ejner Lie who served on the USS Nevada. 1926-2021
Mark and Deb Pawlowski

Losey, Douglas

To the most loving dad, grandpa, and man.
D. A.

lucareli, LesLee

In loving memory of my father
Dr. & Mrs. Anthony Deuster

Malicki, Robert & James

To my late uncles: Thank you for your service!
Indian Lendowski

Manchester, Norbert

In loving memory of Norbert Manchester.
Marci Hunzinger
I’ll remember Norb as a man of love for God, his family, and his country. He was of good nature and humor, kind and generous. May he be at peace.
Birgit Moxon, friend from Linde Lodge, VOA
A hero to many.
Nancy Kuhl
Thanks for your service
Mary Ann Dreckmann
Remembering a special friend and his family. Rest in peace Norb.
Margo and Mike Kinservik
In Honor of the Late Norbert Manchester.
Mike, Laura, Maggie and Ellanore Wagner
In memory of Norbert Manchester
Martin and Linda Radue
In memory of Norb Manchester
Friends of Family

Manchester, Norbert R.

In honor of Norbert R. Manchester’s memory and his service to our country. Rest in peace Norbie.
Laura & Kim Seiler

Manchester, Norbert Robert

In loving honor of Norbert Robert Manchester.
Team UFS

Martin, Jacob

In honor of Pfc Jacob Martin USMC who comes home today having completed basic training.
Martin Law Office S.C.

Mateske, Chad

For Mr. Mateske for leading us to 4th place in the national We the People competition!
Wauwatosa West 2021 APPSE Class

McDonald, Maurice

In memory of Maurice (Moe) McDonald who protected our country during the Korean War. Rest in peace
Memorial service in his honor
in loving memory
Brenda Powell

McDonald, Maurice D.

In honor of your contribution to and sacrifice for your Country, Community, and Family. Rest in Peace.
The Gailloreto Family

McDonald, Morris

In loving memory of Morris McDonald
Jimmy & Kelly Sullivan

Mertens, Bill

In loving memory of a wonderful man.
Dawn, Evan & Mason Guell

Mertens, William

In honor of William Mertens and his service for his country and community.
Lee Family

Monson, Phillip

In memory of Phil Monson
Heidi McNabb

Mouradian, Ron & Beth

Happy 50th Anniversary! We love you!
Chris, Jen & Alexander

Mozol, John and Betty

In honor of their love for and dedication to this country.
Peter and Christine Mick

Natzke, Holly

In honor of Holly’s service to our country!
Rita Merrick & Maribeth Barbuch
In loving memory of Holly Natzke
Excel Engineering

Natzke, Holly C

Thank you Holly for your service to our country and for all the love you gave to your family, friends and of course Charlie. You were so loved and will be deeply missed by so many! Rest in Peace
Your Cousin

Nelson, Jack

In Memory of Jack, so glad he was able to make this flight.
Dawn Bauer

Nelson, Mark

Mark Nelson Marine Veteran for his 70th Birthday!
Mark & Tami Miller

Nycz, Jr, Frank

In memory of Frank Nycz, Jr, Korean War Veteran
Jeff and Lisa Bishop

Nycz, Jr., Frank

This donation is in memory of Frank Nycz, Jr.
John & Judy Olson

Oleinik, George

George Oleinik Memorial
The Dubis Family
Thank you for your service.
Sue and Chris Brown
Always a kind and gentle Uncle!
Kris (Pepowski) Spangenberg Family
In memory of
Mike and Judi Downing
This donation is given in memory of George Oleinik - may he rest in peace.
Doug & Lisa Weston
Thank you for your service, George! A very amazing man. You have left behind an incredible legacy in your children and grandchildren. R.I.P.
Ann (Kieffer) Dondlinger & Tom Dondlinger
In memory of George Oleinik, a veteran and friend
Rob & Kate Thomas
This donation is in honor of, George Oleinik, a decorated Korean War veteran. For his service and sacrifice, we are grateful. Freedom is not free.
The Bickler Family
In memory for George
Cheryl and tom Simpkin
Korean War veteran
Simonet family
In memory of George Oleinik.
Michael & Christine McKeon
I’m so glad that Mr. George Oleinik was able to go on an honor flight! I saw just a moment of his day upon his return at the MKE Airport. I hope this donation helps to send others on the flight as well! Godspeed, Mr. Oleinik I hope your trip to heaven was a safe flight as well!
The Hoffman Family
Please accept this donation in the name of George Oleinik, who served our country to help protect the very freedom we endear today. May God bless him and all those who have served our country. R.I.P.
Toni Stagliano/Greg Wright

Otterson, Glenn “Red”

This donation is made in the memory of Glenn “Red” Otterson.
Verne & Susan Cowles

Pagel, Roger

In memory. Thank you for your service in the Marines.
Terry Proefrock

Palese, Jay

You gave so much to your country and asked for so little in return. You remain among my heroes. God bless you always.
Tony Kathrens

Palese, John

In honor of John Palese, an aviator, veteran and friend.
Roberta Finkler
In honor of Lt. Col. John A. Palese, Jr. (Ret.), we would like to commemorate his life and legacy of service by donating to the Honor Flight program. John was a selfless servant of his Lord, his country, his family, and his friends. He loved veterans, he was rightly proud of his service, and he loved to fly. How fitting his memory be honored in this way. Rest in Peace, JP. Thank you for your service!
G.B. and LeAnn Jones and Family
In memory of Lieutenant Colonel John Anthony Palese, Jr. (ret.)
Jon Drayna and Kathleen McGillis Family
In memory
Danielle Gustafson
In honor of John Anthony Palese, Jr. In memory of the wonderful life he led, his service to country and in sympathy with his extended family.
Chris Kennedy, and the Kennedy Family
In honor of the service John gave for our freedom. And in loving memory of the fun person he was. He will be missed. Love Henry and Mary Koch
John had a passion for serving his country and community while putting others first. He served in the Air Force, police department, and the aviation community. He had a strong personality and an unwavering moral compass. I am honored to have called John a friend and I will miss him.
Rick and Sue Hildebrand
In honor of a great man.
Jeff and Barb Farnham
John served his country in the Air Force and the Wisconsin Air National Guard. He served his community as law enforcement. In retirement he honored Veterans with funeral fly overs. John was also an Extra Class Amateur Radio Operator and was active on traffic nets and the morning Nut Net where he served as a regular Net Control. John brightened our mornings with his wit and wisdom, and is already sorely missed. Rest in Peace OM. 73
Keith Lodahl WJ9L
In honor of a man who served.
Burkart Family

Palese, John Anthony

In memory and honor of a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, soldier, pilot and police officer: Lt. Col. John Anthony Palese Jr.
Deanna Chrzan Kress

Palese, Lt. Col. John A.

Thanks for All Your Great Support of Stars & Stripes Honor Flight over the Years!
Bob & Vicki Kuenzi

Palese II, John

In memory of an outstanding man.
Cousin Bob, Lory Cease, Margit Ohrn

Palese Jr., John

In loving memory of John!
Renee and Josh Eide

Palese Jr., John A

In honor of a man who served our country and put others first.
Sheboygan Falls High School - Ben, Brian, Janis, Karen, Kevin, Lisa, Michelle, Suzette

Palese Jr., John A.

In memory of a wonderful man
The Deutsch Family
In memory of John A. Palese Jr.
Luke’s friends and colleagues at Crowe LL
In memory of John A Palese Jr. who served as our Chief of Police here at the Town of West Bend, WI.
Town of West Bend WI

Palese, Jr, John

Lt. Col. John Palese, Jr was a patriotic man, always there to help others. He will be missed by family and friends.
The Brandt family

Palese, Jr., John

Rest In Peace.
Peter and Connie Willems
In memory of John Palese, Jr.
John and Kim Loukopoulos
An honorable, selfless man who gave of himself to everyone.
Family friend

Palese, Jr., John A.

Fly high Jay ❤
Bob & Kari Gundrum

Pankowski, Jennifer

In honor of Jennifer’s 50th Birthday.
Stan and Nicole Northrop

Paprocki Sr., Gordon

Gordon J. Paprocki Sr. 1926-2021 Served his Country proudly in the United States Army during WWII . Loving husband for 67 years to Kathleen , devoted father of Gordon Jr., Carol and Therese , grandfather and great-grandfather . May he rest in peace knowing that he has selflessly done his duty for God , Family and Country. My dad and I were on the Honor Flight in May of 2019 , it was a very humbling and incredibly moving experience , one which I will never forget ! Love you Dad ! Gordy Jr.
Your Loving Family and Friends

Paprocki Sr., Gordon J.

In remembrance of Gordon J. Paprocki Sr. 1926 - 2021 Proud WWII veteran.
Your Loving Family and Friends

Parey, Nancy

In loving memory of Nancy Parey
Mary DeCaire
In loving memory of Nancy Parey
Dept. of Corrections- Chase Ave. office

Pelletieri, Richard

In memory of our Uncle Richard, Korean War Veteran, Navy, and also an Honor Flight Alumni
Jerri, Paula & Patty

Pelletieri, Richard (Dick)

In memory of Richard (Dick) Pelletieri
JuDee Fischer

Pepprock, Danny

Always and forever my hero, love you dad. Thank you for your bravery.
Your daughter, Rebecca

Peterson, Lloyd

In Memory of uncle Pete
Your loving niece

Pfeffer, Leonard

Joesph W. Kovach jr.
Leonard PfefferLeonard

Piontkowski, John

Please put this donation towards the Honor Flights, a mission John escorted veterans on several times and supported dearly. We would like John’s family to know the flights will continue because of John’s efforts while he was with us and in his memory. With sincere gratitude, loving memories and deepest sympathy, Elmer and Kay Lorenzen, Natasha Lorenzen, Jon & Heidi DeVeau & June
Elmer and Kay Lorenzen
My brother. Thank you for your service.
Rick and Sue Smith



Posnanski, Michael

In honor of Michael Posnanski, who cherished his honor flight and raised a wonderful daughter.
Pam and Doug Seiler

potter, loren

Loren G Potter the one and only.

Poulsen, Bennett

In memory of Ben for his love of and commitment to our country and our flag during his service years, including a tour in Viet Nam. Rest in peace, Ben.
Ray, Gayle, Dave, Ryan, Lisa, Laura & families

Poulsen, Bennett E.

Thank you for your service to your country. It was amazing to attend the flight with you and we hope this donation in your name aids another veteran for a future honor flight.
Jim & Holly Poulsen

Prohaska, Erv

This contribution is in honor and memory of Erv Prohaska who was proud to be a veteran. Erv was a great neighbor and he will be missed.
Neighbors Dave and George
Erv served and supported honor flights.
dave prohaska and roxanne aide
In memory and gratitude for your service to our country
Kathy & Dave Niles

Rasich, George

In memory of Grandpa- Great, a truly great guy.
John and Kathy Fuerst

Repins, Ojars

In memoriam
Andrea Verschage
In memory of proud veteran, Ojars Repins
Bob and Sue Lynch

Richardson, Dick

Thank you for your service to our Country!
Staff at Accounts Receivable Consultants
In memory of G.R. Richardson “Dick” called to service January 1943, and after extensive training he graduated Bombardier/Observer. During his service he flew 31 missions in a B-24 Liberator while assigned to the 15th Air Force, from a base in Italy. He was discharged as a first Lieutenant in October 1945. He earned a Distinguished Flying Cross medal.
Kandace Knapp

Richardson, Gilce

In honor and memory of Gilce Richardson
Tammy and Jimmy Fassbender
I didn’t know Dick but know his son and daughter in law, Eric and Rebecca. I’m so impressed by the vibrant and full life he lived for 98 years. I’m humbled by his service to our country. I’m wishing many blessings on his family and those members of our military who have and are serving the United States of America.
Ann Lebiecki
In loving memory of one of the greatest generations, Dick Richardson! A mentor and friend!
Alan & Kathy Nosbusch

Richardson, Gilce R. “Dick”

Dick was an American hero and a great man. He was my patient and I loved him.
Dr. Balding

Richardson, Glice R.

Dick was an Army Air Corps veteran, proud of his service and his Honor Flight experience. He was one of the few veterans who was physically able to walk onto the plane!
A family friend

Roberts, Raymond

Given in memory of Ray for a life well spent.
The Gutzman Family
This is a donation tribute in honor of Raymond Roberts who served and loved Our Country.
Tracie L. Schoeder

Romani, Arthur

In memory of Arthur Romani Sept 20, 1926-Oct 29, 2021 WWII veteran Stars and Stripes Honor Flight -May 21, 2017
Linda Skiles

Schaefer, Ken

In memory of Ken Schaefer
Micky Skoug

Schaefer, Kenneth

In memory of Kenneth W. Schaefer
Jerry & Sue Segiet
God’s grace, rest in peace
Martin Quinn family
We’re donating in memory of Ken Schaefer. His flight was canceled for April 2020 and now he will not be on the August 2021 flight! Rest in peace!
Pat and Dennis Kruck
In memory of Ken and in gratitude for his service to our country.
Sue and Rob Konlock
Rest is peace my friend!
Linda (Sahs) Marzocco
We are coworkers of Jeni’s who’s dad passed away last week. This organization meant so much to my dad. He was a veteran having served during Vietnam. It was difficult for the men and women who returned home after the war because there was so much controversy. The Stars and Stripes organization provides an opportunity for these veterans to heal and be recognized for their service. My dad had attended over 50 homecomings to welcome these veterans home. He and I were scheduled for the April 2020 flight which was canceled due to the pandemic. Stars and Stripes organized a parade in 2020 which we attended and another in 2021 to ensure our veterans could be recognized while we waited for the flights to return. My dad didn’t make it for his flight so I am incredibly grateful for the parade.
Coworkers of Ken’s daughter Jeni O’Leary
Because of the pandemic in 2020, Kenny missed his Honor Flight. He was excited about going. He made it to 50 of the welcome home parades and couldn’t wait to experience it on the other side. Rest in peace Kenny. They guys will take it from here.
Janice Ferguson

Schaefer, Kenneth W

in memory of Ken.
Marvin & Maddie Goetter

Schmitz, Carl

With love.
The Rohloff’s

Schmitz, Carl H.

In Memory of Carl H. Schmitz
Your Loving Friends and Family

Schwam, Harold

In memory of Harold Schwam and grateful for his service in WWII
Diane Harley

Scott, Fran

In honor of an amazing woman on her 100th Birthday, October 22, 2021! Fran is kind, energetic and always has a smile on her face. She honorably served our Country during WWII.
Kathy Vollmer and Don Scott

Shumway, Russell and Ervin

My husband and I had the honor of being guardians on one of the flights for WWII veterans. I was guardian for my dad, Russell Shumway, a WWII Army veteran. My brother, Ervin, was active Army in the late 50s - early 60s. My brother passed last Christmas Eve and left me in charge of his estate . Stars and Stripes is the very first donation I’m making in their honor. You are the beginning of paying it forward in their honor. Thank you for all you do for our veterans.
Your proud family.

Smith, Gene

Thanks for a job well done. Restt in Peace, Gene!
Richard and Lucille Ryan
This is for Gene F. Smith, a Korean War Veteran. We love you, Gene.
Love, Mike and Shirley
In honor and memory of Gene Smith
Scott, Laura, Jessica and Ryan Miller
Thank you for the memories!
Orth family

Smith, Gene F.

Rest In Peace!
Bob and Marge Orth

Smith Jr., James G

On Mother’s Day of 2019, my Dad and I had the opportunity to join the Honor Flight. My Dad was a Vietnam Vet. We were both honored and humbled by the experience. It was respectful and reverent. He was taken from us on March 18th 2021 after a terrible fall down a flight of stairs. It was a terrible time for us, but an easy decision where his Memorial funds should go to. He loved his country and he loved is family. He is truly missed. Thank you for letting us be part of this experience. Our hope that donation in my Father’s honor will allow others to join in the incredible experience.
His Loving Family

Sobczk, Thomas

Semper Fi
Ron & Diane Kramer

Sobczyk, Thomas

In memory of a wonderful Marine Thomas J Sobczyk! May he rest in peace.
Mike Martin
For a wonderful friend who loves his country and had a very memorable day on the flight. He will be in our hearts forever.
Dave/Cindy Sheehan
In honor of my dear husband, Marine Veteran Thomas James Sobczyk Sr. who fought proudly in Vietnam.
His Loving friends and family!
In memory of our friend Tom’s father, a proud Vietnam veteran
Pete & Chelsea Budde
Uncle Tom was a great man and loved by so many people. His sense of humor always put a smile on everyone’s face. He will be missed very much!
Misty and Jeremy Schneider
To the family of Thomas Sobczyk, we are sorry for your loss.

Sobczyk, Tom

In memory of Tom Sobcyzk
Carol Curtis
In memory of a great brother- in -law
Dave and Kathy Czerniejewski

Sobczyk, SR, Thomas

In honor of my Godfather and Vietnam Veteran. He proudly served in the Marines. He was a great role model and loved by all who knew him.
Cheever Family

Sobczyk, Sr., Thomas

Best neighbor a guy could ever have.

Soiney, Sid

In memory of Sid Soiney who enjoyed his honor flight.
Tom and Susan Sucharski

Spaight, Robert G.

In honor of Roberts life.
Core Creative

Steger, Raymond(Corky)

Thank you for your, service Rest in Piece
Don and Debbi Helvick

Steinhoff, Fidelis C.

In honor of Fidelis "Clem" Steinhoff. Thank you for your service.

Stemper, Noel

Noel served in the US Army in the late 1950’s and passed away in December 2018. As we go through the process of closing his estate, we wanted to make a donation in his memory to help support the work you do. His brother Carl also served, and was able to enjoy one of your flights several years ago, and Noel was supportive of your efforts. Thank you
Darren and Carol Zastrow (Noel’s daughter) and our daughters and granddaughter

Strommen, Thomas

In memory of Thomas D. Strommen
Wayne Madden
In loving memory of Sue Koloske’s dear brother, Tommy Strommen. Thank you for your service, Tommy. RIP.
In loving memory of Tom Strommen. Racine. WI
Sue St. Thomas and Tom & Vickie Schoeppe
This donation is made in honor of Tommy Strommen on the occurrence of his recent passing.
The Brehm’s
In memory of Thomas Strommen
Dawn Bauer

Strommen, Thomas D.

In memory of Thomas Dean Strommen. USMC, 1961-1964
Gary and Susanne Friedrich
In memory of
Nick and Karen Recupero

Szafranski, John

With great honor. Always a Marine. Love Mickey and Barb
Mickey and Barb
In memory of an amazing man. John was Vietnam Veteran. He donated countless hours of his time volunteering at Lannon Elementary School for many years. We thank you for your service to our country and school.
The Galang Family
John , rest in piece my dear friend. You are with GOD in heaven.
For your service to our country and especially for your dedication to family. You were a great husband, dad and cousin. We are so glad you got to be on an Honor Flight. We will miss you!
Ron and Bev Wentzel
An honorable, humble, and selfless father, grandfather, husband, uncle, cousin, patriot, mentor, and teacher. John’s service to his country in the Marine Corps, his unwavering dedication to his family, and his steadfast commitment to the community epitomize the meaning of selfless service. The world is a better place for having had him in it, and now heaven is even better. With love, fond memories, and heavy hearts, Jim, Sherry, Cate, and Claire Longo
Jim, Sherry, Cate, and Claire Longo
A memorial to John, may he Rest In Peace.
Chris, Brian and Ashley Bulgrin
In memory of John Szafranski, a vietnam vet who was able to experience an Honor Flight with his daughter in November of 2017.
Karen Ghilani

Szafranski, John A.

John is one of the first hero’s in my life. He took me into his family when my own was falling apart. As an elementary school kid, he also introduced me to two of my life long loves - landscaping and projects with my hands. I would marvel at his manicured lawn and flower filled garden beds; at his shop full of tools and machines; at his fencing and the deck he built around the pool; and at his garage conversion where I watched hours of tv and played with Terri in the elevated Barbie wonderland he had built. Finally, John introduced me to what it meant to be a veteran, to have faught in the Vietnam War, and to love your country, and defend it. He is with God now, where there is no war, no pain, and plenty of fun projects.
Love, Anjou
In honor of my brother-in-law.



Tennessen, Wilfred

To my father, a WWII. Veteran, whom I had the honor to take him in on one of your honor flights.
Your daughter’s friend, Pam Gale

Theisen, Peggy

In Loving Memory of Peggy, who supported our vets, and left us too soon!
Friends of family
In memory of a very loved lady.
Sue Lisko

Tickets, Gala

Per Nick Bandoch to sit at the Gaulke table.
Monica Hrupcin

Tieman, Leo

Please accept my sympathy for Leo’s death. He was a true patriot.
Diane Harley

Tyer, Lt. Colonel Edward

In memory of Lt. Col Edward Tyre, an Army Air Corps aviator who completed 50 combat missions in the European Theatre and recently passed away at the age of 97. Lt. Colonel Tyre had a distinguished military history as a combat pilot with 26 years of commissioned service in both active and reserve components. His military decorations included European Campaign Medal with 4 battle stars and 9 Air Medals with oak leaf clusters. In April 2013. Lt. Colonel Edward William Tyre was Knighted (Chevalier) by the French government during a ceremony where he was awarded the French Legion of Honor Medal. His valor in difficult combat missions over France was acknowledged by French President Francois Hollande. This donation is being made in his memory so that others may celebrate the accomplishments of those who served their country with the same spirit and commitment as Lt. Colonel Tyre.
Roy and Mara Rosal

Ullsvik, Tom

We want to thank you for your military service and a life well-lived! Please send confirmation of memorial to: Tom Ullsvik Family 6315 Clovernook Road Middleton, WI 53562
The Brian Norsman Family

Vergata, Frank

Honoring an exemplary and amazing father, Korean veteran, friend and neighbor. We miss him dearly.
Carlos & Bea Esteves
In tribute to Frank Vergata and the Vergata family efforts to sponsor/cover the cost of an honor flight guardian.
Lynda Kempen
In tribute to Frank Vergata and the Vergata family efforts to sponsor/cost the cost of an honor flight guardian.
the Mission Integration Team at Ascension Wisconsin

Weber, Lois

On behalf of Lois Weber in loving memory of her husband Jim Weber "Operation Resolve November 5, 2011
Dan and Ellen Jasicki
RIP, sweet Lois.
Pat Weber
On behalf of Lois Weber, in loving memory of Jim Weber’s "Operation Resolve", November5, 2011
Larry Pfeil and Nancy Eytcheson
This donation is on behalf of Lois in memory of Jim Weber, Operation Resolve 2011. Lois passed away on June 21, 2021
Ed and Pip Gunderman and Family

Weber, Lois R.

In loving memory of Jim Weber’s (Operation Resolve) on November 5, 2011.
The Shreve Family
In loving memory of Jim Weber’s "Operation Resolve" November 5, 2011
Linda & Mike Turow

Wehr, Robert

Thank you Bob for your service. You will be missed greatly. We love you.
Your Loving Cousins
In memory of Robert Wehr who recently passed. Robert Wehr Vietnam Amy Combat Engineer served from 1964-1966. He took his honor flight with his son in September 2019.
Nordic Ridge friends of family
I would like to make this donation in honor of Robert Wehr. Bob is a family friend who was a helpful, thoughtful, kind man. He would help anyone in need. Bob is a Vietnam Vetran and I thank him for his service.
Hebert family
In memory of a co-worker and more importantly a dear friend…
Pam Riedl


In loving memory of Robert T. Wehr.
The Prout Family

Wesloski, Ronald

I had the honor of accompanying my Uncle Ron on his flight November 2017. We had a wonderful experience full of emotion and many tears. I believe we both felt if was one of the best times of our lives and we were happy to have the experience and memories. Uncle Ron, 2 tour Vietnam Veteran, lost his life this past August to numerous health complications of Agent Orange. I will miss him forever but will cherish our day together. I want another Veteran to have this same experience. Thank you Stars and Stripes for providing this experience to our veterans and their families. God Bless America!
Your Loving Niece and Biggest Fan

White, Ronald

In loving memory of my friend, Ron. You are missed by so many.
Theresa & Jerry Riemer
My husband and son went on the Honor Flight and Ron spoke of it often. I wanted to go with him but he was taken to Heaven before we could. Thank you to Honor Flight for all the wonderful memories he had.
Friends from Francis Meadow
Rest in peace.
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Wittkop

White Sr., Ronald A

In Memory of Ronald Albert White Sr.
Family Friend

White Sr., Ronald A.

To A proud Marine
Patrick and coworkers of Northern Wire

White, SR, Ronald

In honor of the service Ron gave to our country in the Marines.
Alice Tomaloff

Witte, Ralph

In loving memory
Loving family
Love you Grandpa, RIP
Matt and Amanda

Witte, Ralph William

In honor of Ralph William Witte and his service during the Korean War from 1953-1955.
Your friend
In honor of Ralph William Witte and his service during the Korean War from 1953-1955.
Your friend

Wormet, Harry

In memory of Harry Wormet.
Troy & Dawn Olson


In memory of Philip Wunsch for his service in the United States Army

Wunsch, Philip

In memory of Phil Wunsch who passed away October 23, 2021. He was an Army Veteran. Rest In Peace.
Jeff & Carrie Maaske
In memory of Philip Wunsch. Rest in peace.
The Fire Place Ltd.



Zwolinski, John J

In memory of John J Zwolinski who took his honor flight in September, 2018. John was honored to be able to go on this flight. May this donation help another veteran have the ability to partake in a life changing endeavor.
Johns daughter Susan’s work family.

Zwolinski, John J.

In memory of John J. Zwolinski, from your daughter’s co-workers at Usinger’s. May this donation help other Veteran’s enjoy the same experience.
Usinger’s Co-Workers