Addy, Dennis

In memory of Dennis C. Addy.
Jason and Brenda Addy

Albers, Phil

In memory of Phil Albers and his US Navy service 1970-1973.
Dave & Barb Wagner

Arbinger, Frank

A Great Man and Uncle to Me.
Dennis J. Wilinski

Armstrong, Thomas H.

Thank you for your friendship, I will miss you.
Kathy Stecker

Armstrong Sr., Thomas

In memory of Tom Armstrong Sr.
The Urbanek Family
In memory of Thomas Armstrong Sr. and his legacy of family and faith.
Tracy Modjeski

Backes, Casey (Clarence)

In memory of a kind and loving gentleman Ret. Col. USAF Casey (Clarence) M. Backes.
The Smasal Family

Balistreri, Ted

Ted Balistreri, co-owner of Sendik’s Food Markets, recently completed a two-year term as the Chairman of the National Grocers Association. Ted’s selfless contributions to our organization and the independent supermarket industry has left a positive impact that will be realized for many years to come. We know the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight organization is something that is close to his heart and that of the Sendik’s organization, so we are pleased to be able to make a contribution in Ted’s honor to continue supporting your important mission for those who gave so much to our great country.
Greg Ferrara and the Members of the National Grocers Assn.

Bauer, Roger

I was able to accompany my dad, Roger Bauer, on an honor flight in November. It was a life changing moment (for both of us) but was able to heighten my appreciation for his service during the Vietnam war. The honor flight was an amazing way to honor his service as well and provide the appreciation he may not have appropriately received during wartime. The impact I saw the honor flight have on him as well as many of the other veterans on the flight was moving. I thank him and the veterans that have received or need to receive their due respect for their service.
Tyson Bauer

Becker, Thomas

Your Legacy will not be forgotten. God speed.
Marc Messinger & Laurie Pung
In memory of Thomas A. Becker, a US Army Veteran
Christine Hoxworth
Thanks Tom for your service and for being a great friend and neighbor for the past 39 years.
Jon & Pam Magalska
Tom, your presence in our family will be missed. God’s Speed
Dianne and Mike Myers
In loving memory of Tom Becker. You will always be my “Uncle Tom”! Heaven gained a great, loving and funny soul! We miss you greatly…our memories will hold us over until we meet again!
Amy & Alan Anderson and Family
In memory of Mr Becker and his service to his grateful country.
Kathleen Pape
In memory of Tom Becker
In memory of Tom who served his country and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Judie Finnegan
With sincerest sympathy to the family.
A loving memory for our friend Tom! You may be gone from us, but never forgotten! Rest in peace!!
Jaeger, Franks, & Tuhy families!
Tom was a caring and loving person who served our country.
Love. Kathy and Jerry
We thank you for your service. I hope to help others just as you did for our country.

Becker, Thomas A.

In Memory of Thomas A Becker for his service to our country
Mary Ann Hamill

Becker, Tom

I will always remember Tom as one of the most helpful neighbors I’ve ever had. He was so generous with his time and mechanical know-how. He especially helped me manage the trees in my yard to the point that we joked that they were "his trees." Tom was fun to talk with, and I enjoyed his viewpoints and humor. I will miss him. Tom, may you rest in peace.
Lynn Truppe
Thank you for your service, Tom. It was an incredible experience to welcome all the honorees back home after the flight and an exceptional privilege to have been included in yours alongside your family. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
Lisa Brue

Bell, Keith

Keith- thank you for your service. Because of you & many other veterans, we can enjoy our freedom.
Your Friends

Belter, Rich

Rich, U.S. Army served in Korea and Vietnam in the late 60’s. Rich and I, along with my two sons; KB and Justin had the privilege to be on Honor Flight 54 on September 28, 2019. Rich had never been to Washington DC to see the Monuments and Memorials dedicated to those who served. Rich’s time in Korea was after the capture of the US Intelligent ship; USS Pueblo in January 1968. They were on "ALERT" his entire time there. Rich volunteered for Vietnam in order to be able to attend my wedding. He contracted Agent Orange and died of cancer on July 24, 2020. Because of his disability, we were able to skip ahead, if not, we would not have been able to spend this Precious time together and see the Korean, Vietnam and other Memorials. We Miss You! Thank You Rich; not only what you did for the Country, but what You did for me.
Your loving brother, Ken Belter, and Family

Benz, Kenneth

In honor and memory of Kenneth Benz (2/14/40 - 4/23/24), who enlisted in the United States Army on September 5, 1962, until his honorable discharge on July 10, 1965. He served in Korea and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and Rifle Sharpshooter.
Friends of the Benz Family

Bleck, Thomas

In loving memory of a fine man and veteran that loved and served our country. I know Mr. Bleck was able to take the Honor Flight with his daughter, Linda.
Tom & Cheryl Miller

Bleck, Tom

In Tom’s memory, thank you for giving him this honor in 2023.
Dode Bleck

Bohrman, John

John was an amazing person and will truly be missed.
Family friend

Bohrman, John (Jake)

In memory of a special family friend and Vietnam veteran.
Karen Larsen

Bohrman, John Henry

In memory of John Henry Bohrman who faithfully served his country and will now serve God in Heaven.
Your friend, Cindy Greco

Burns, Terrance

In loving memory of Terry’s service in Vietnam. Passed away 10/23 this year.
Chickens 4 Charity

Casanova, William A.

What a wonderful day it was, and I am so proud of you, Dad!
Nancy Anderson

Charnitz, Ed

Thank you
MJ Steinke

Charnitz, Edward

My time with Eddie goes back to the Minor Seminary at St. Vincent DePaul and our seminary reunions. He was a kind and faithful friend. Eddie loved his honor flight and wanted his fellow brothers to have the same experience. We would like to honor Eddie by helping fulfill his wishes.
Theodore and Diane Dastych
Thank you for your service.
John & Diane Beyerl

Charnitz, Edward (Eddie) Paul

Happy to make a memorial tribute donation to this wonderful organization that meant so much to you and your military brothers. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace. John and Judy Mayhew
John and Judy Mayhew

Charnitz Jr., Edward

Deepest sympathy for the loss of a humble and wise man.
The Charnitz’s

Chiapetta, Artie

In loving memory
Kat’s friends

Chiappetta, Art

Art was an amazing Korean War veteran who recently passed away. He loved his Honor Flight!
Steve and Ray Heimermann

Chiappetta, Arthur

In honor of veteran, father, grandfather, artist and uncle, Art Chiappetta, and a life well lived.
Dave and Leslie Wentzell

Chiappetta, Artie

I memory of Artie Chiappetta
The Suokko & Malicki Families

Cocking, Michael

My Deepest Sympathy to the family of Mike.
Mary K Schmidt
In honor of your service and friendship.
Gary $ Terri Schildt
For a life well lived!
Timothy R Van Harpen
Mike was a great man and dearly loved by his family. He served our country and was a great husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be missed by all.
Brad, Lynette, Matt and Katie
Thank you for your service. May God bless you and your family
Suzanne Chavin

Cocking, Michael P.

Thank you, Mike, for serving our country as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps flying the Phantom F-4 and for being a great neighbor. We will miss you.
Tom & Julie Froelich

Cocking, Mike

Once a Marine, always a Marine.
Phil, Pam, Laura, and Liz
In honor of your life and service to your country.
Ed and Lisa Boris
You and your service will always be remembered and appreciated. Sympathies to Meghan and her family.
Donna Drosner

Conran, Tom

To Grandpa Conran. We miss you!
Your family

Cramer, Russ

Thank you for your service to our country, and to Crossroads Presbyterian Church
Rev. Susan Sytsma Bratt
a tribute to serving his country
Tom Taylor
Dear Russ, Thank you for the opportunity to work with you as we are Blessed to know you. Thank you for your service to our Country and to Crossroads. The best to you and Mary Lou with your heath.
Russ Cramer
Thank you for all your years of service on FMT. Your knowledge and thoughtfulness have been a blessing. And thank you for your service to our country.
Michael Davis

Cramer, Russel

To honor Russ Cramer, a true patriot, for his work for the Crossroads Church Finance committee and his military service.
Bob Anderson

Cramer, Russell

in memory of Russell T. Cramer
Terry and Jackie Lins
In memory of Russell Cramer.
Avidity Science
Russ, Thank you for your service to our country. We owe our freedom to the veterans like you who have served our country bravely and honorably in war and peace. I salute you.
Mark Laux

Cramer, Russell T.

In memory of Russell Cramer
The Couch Family

Demler, Joe

In Honor and memory of a humble Hero and special friend. I’m so grateful for all the airport hugs, car rides, book signings, special tour, lunch chats, belly laughs and so much more! I cherish and remember you forever.
Heather Tumianiec

Doll, Arthur

In memory of Arkie Doll.
Jim Trudeau family
In loving memory of Arthur Doll
Yurjevich Fanily
Our father served his country with honor in the Korean war.
Your Loving Family
In memory or Arthur

Drenzek, Ronald

In honor of your selfless service to our nation and to your family and in memory of all those who gave their last full measure of devotion. We are all in your debt. Happy 94th birthday!
Jennifer Anderson

Fahrendorf, Peter

In honor of Lieutenant Fahrendorf’s selfless, brave, and heroic sacrifice for our country.
Grateful Friends

Fischer, Robert E.

In memory of our good neighbor and friend, Bob Fischer who served in the U.S Navy. His Stars and Stripes Honor Flight was one of his proudest moments. He glowed when he spoke of it. We donate so other veterans can be thanked for their service just as Bob was.
Carl and Angie Wegner

Foeckler, Allan J.

In memory of a wonderful person!
Marlene’s friend

Frankenberg, Gerald

Our dear friend Jerry was a WWII Navy veteran, a devoted husband, father and grandfather, a proud Wisconsinite, and spectacular Sheephead player! He led a rich and full life of 90 years and just passed away on 2/27/24. We’ll miss your jokes, your lively personality, and your nickels, Jerry! We’re proud to donate to the Honor Flight in Jerry’s name.
Jan and Jim Thompson

Geschke, Richard "Dick"

Richard served in the US Army as a tank driver after the Korean Conflict from July of 1955 to May of 1957. He recently passed away and I felt this was a great way to honor his service in the US Military.
Dr. Thomas and Gina Brown, friends of his daughter and son in law

Gonwa, Belgium american legion auxiliary post 412

In memory of a charter member of the Belgium American Legion Auxiliary,post 412., Virginella Gonwa, 1930-2024
Belgium American Legion Auxiliary Post 412


A NAVY veteran and tireless Honor Flight Departure & Arrival Volunteer
Robert OBrien - Honoring Jeff’s 70th Birthday

Grom, Jeff

We honor you on this milestone birthday. Thank you for your service and your friendship.
Midge and Peter

Gruszynski, Howard

Merry Christmas
Love, Karen

Hazel, Bill

Thank you for your service. RIP
Linda & Wayne

Hazel, William

In Memory of William "Bill" Hazel Combat VietNam Veteran USMC
Ed Braun
In memory of Bill - He will be greatly missed.
Alfred and Annette Godwin

Hazel, William ( Bill) D

Bill thank you for your service. You will be sadly missed by your neighbors Phil & Dee. Rest in peace till we meet again
Phil & Dee Walworth

Hazel, William (Bill)

A respected member of the Operating Engineers family who built life long friendships. Known and loved as “Little Bill” he was a God fearing man with a generous heart and great sense of humor. Bill was an esteemed member of the Marines serving in Viet Nam. We convinced him to be a part of the Honor Flight program. He did this flight with his only son, Michael. It was an amazing experience for him and very happy he did this! In his honor, memory and name we would like to make this donation. Thank you Bill for being a part of our lives!
Dennis and Joanne Porter

Hein, Arnold

in memory of

Hertel, William

In honor of William Hertel who passed away 5/15/24. Bill served in the Air Force for 8 years in Korean War and was blessed to be on the honor flight in 2018 with his granddaughter Katie.
Sue & Erin Bode

Hetzel, John

Thank you for your service and dedication. Thank you for all your hard work, commitment and love to our family.
Dave & Aleese Beeler

Hetzel, Lawrence

This donation is honor of our Vietnam Veteran father. He was a part of mission 63 and it was the best day ever! Thank you for providing this opportunity to our veterans!
Aaron and Amy

Higgins, Dave

Also gave $100 check to the Treasurer at Mitchell Field on May 18, 2024 on Alpha flight.
Seeing this was a non contributing event, I decided to give $100 check to the Treasurer personally at Mitchell Field on May 18,2024 from Alpha flight in honor of my daughter(guardian) and myself.

Hoffmann, Marvin

This donation is in memory of my uncle, Marvin Oscar Hoffmann. Marvin served his country in the US Army from 1954 to 1956 with an 18-month tour in Germany. In 2015, he participated in the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight.
Carol M. Stube

Hoffmann, Marvin O.

Uncle Marvin. A sincere thank you for your service to our country and your community.
David Schellinger

Hurry, Donald

In loving memory of my father, Donald L. Hurry Sgt., (USAAF WW2.) His honor flight was on April 16, 2011. Gone now, but never forgotten. With love and respect from your son Brian Hurry and Family.
Brian Hurry and Family

Huth, James

In memory of Jim Huth and the service he has made for our country, and his love and dedication to his family.
The "Core 3" in Germantown, WI.

Huth, James W

Jim will certainly be missed for his wonderful sense of humor, love of people and kindness. I’m so glad all of you could spend Thanksgiving together.
Linda and Chip Johnson

Huth, Jim

In honor of Jim Huth our loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather
memorial donations from family and friends

Kamakian, Chuck

In memory of Chuck Kamakian
Dawn Bauer

Kastner, Paul

Thank you for your service
Gary Bezucha
It is with heartfelt condolences that we make this donation in tribute and in memory of Paul Leonard Kastner, the father of Terri Agnew. We send our deepest sympathies to Terri, our esteemed colleague, as well as to family and friends of Mr. Kastner. So sorry for your loss! ~ Sincerely, Full Sail Partners
Full Sail Partners
I knew Paul as part of our extended family for nearly 30 years.. He was a good man, who loved God. his family and his country...our country. He served in Vietnam and helped to keep America free. Rest, in Peace, Paul. You will not be forgotten.
Julianne Wu

Kiczula, Bradley

In loving memory of Bradley Kiczula who passed away March 11, 2024. He was honored to go on an Honor Flight with his daughter September 2019.
Your loving family and friends

Kiernan, Irene

On behalf of Milwaukee County Firefighter Tim Burgess’ grandmother
Milwaukee County Fire Department Local 1072

Koenings, Thomas

Honor my father who served in the Vietnam War and passed away before he could do this.
Tony Koenings

Kramer, David

In honor of David Kramer and his service to our nation, his service to other veterans.
Scott & Rachel Larson
A donation in Dave’s honor
Tim & Wendy Olson
Dave was a good man & a great friend to many. He will be missed
Jeff Christiansen
To a friend who, in many ways, give himself to his country. Proud to have known Him. Semper Fi
Bob Hare
In honor of your service to our country, and to a life well-lived.
Theresa & Ron Allen

Kurz, Harvey

In Honor and memory of one of my favorite rock stars in all the world! All the airport hugs, car rides, tours, chats and laughs are etched in my heart forever!
Heather Tumianiec

Larson, Robert

Forever grateful for your service. You will live on in the hearts of us all.
Kim Miller

Leclair, Dale

In honor of Dale Leclair. Korean WR veteran.
Kerry and Joan Kontowicz

LeClair, Dale “Archie”

In honor of Dale’s life and memory! Thanking God for him!
Mark DeCleene

McWilliams, Duane "Buster"

Buster will always be remembered for being a great neighbor and friend. Our family recalls the many camping trips, BBQ’s, friendly chats, Boy Scouting events, neighborhood get togethers and his willingness to help out a neighbor. The neighborhood kids loved when he walked his dog as he would stop just so they had a chance to pet it. Thanks Buster for all the great memories and for serving our country as a great Marine, Boy Scout Leader and Neighbor.
Laurayne Dobson, Shellie & Bill Gotham, Robin & Ken Ristau, Bob & Kristel Dobson, Roger & Rachelanne Dobson, Lila Schwenk, Kurt Schwenk & Dria Wolff

Mueller, Dale

In memory of Dale Mueller
Paul & Laura Schmidt

Nieskes, Edward

In memory of
Kenn & Maria Losacco
In appreciation of his military service
Nowacki Family
Mr. Nieskes is the great-grandfather of my great-niece and great-nephew. Those kids loved looking at old photograph albums with him, and they’re going to miss him and the stories he told.
Karen Rieger

Niewolny, Randall

In loving memory!
Laura Glawe
To honor the memory of Randy whose father Clarence took an Honor Flight.
James Himmelspach

Niewolny, Randy

In memory of a good, hardworking man, and loving father and husband.
The staff at Deer Creek Intermediate

Olson, Harold

In Memorial
Dan and Gail Weigel

Orban, Gregory

In Memory Of Gregory J. Orban
Ron, Jude Ingersoll & Family

Pelt, Raymond

Ray Pelt was a WWll veteran and went on the honor flight in June of 2013. He enjoyed every minute of it but felt Vietnam veterans deserved it more because they were not welcome back initially. We feel this donation should go specially to a Vietnam vet so they can receive the proper welcome home.
The Ray Pelt Family

Pershey, Richard

Richard Pershey had the privilege of serving in the United States Marine Corp in the South Pacific in WWII. He also had the honor of being part of Honor Flight Milwaukee on April 27, 2013 which he treasured until his death in 2021.
Rosemary Pershey and the Brzana Family

Pettengill, Maurice

This check was received in loving memory of Maurice Pettengill from his niece Angela Davis and her husband Carey Davis. Beginning in 1953 Maury served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, assigned to a combat engineer company in Munich, Germany to rebuild after the devastation of WWII. Being a guest on The Stars and Stripes Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., in 2017 was one of the highlights of Maury’s life.
Angie and Carey Davis (niece of Maurice)

Pettengill, Maury

In memory of Maury Pettengill, who honorably served our country during the Korean War. Thank you for your sacrifices, for your valor, and for protecting us.
Lisa McGraw

Pogorzelski, Eugene

Eugene was a U.S. Army Veteran, Hero, Who served our country in Vietnam. He received the Purple Heart protecting our country. His memorial will be at the Heritage Funeral Home, Milwaukee Wisconsin, on Saturday March 9th.
Gary Dorgay Family

Price, Donald


Rowley, Bob

Gramps, We miss you!
Your family

Samuelson, John

John served in the United States Army as a corporal in the Korean War. He just recently passed and the honor flight was one of his favorite experiences.
Roger and Chris Burtraw
In honor of John Samuelson who proudly and honorably served in the United States Army as a corporal in the Korean War. A wonderful husband, father and mentor.
The White Family (Cindy, Tom, Terri and Mike)

Sarandos, Demetrios

In memory of Demetrios Sarandos.
Thomas and Mary Herpel

Scharnell, Dick

Thank you for your service.
Aren & Jenna Olstad
In memory of Dick Scharnell, who was an honor flight guardian. Wife is Cheryl Scharnell,
Marjean & Bob Davis

Scharnell, Richard

Thank you for your service.
Cathy and Dennis
For a dear friend and classmate.
Longtime friend
Rest in Peace Dick and know you were a good and loyal friend and good and loyal soldier in a terrible war. Thank you for both.
George & Sandy
In loving memory of my Uncle Dick. He will be missed.
Charlene & Jim Yauch

Schober, William (Bill)

Bill passed away on 3/5/24. He was a Korean War Veteran and had the pressure to go on the flight in 11/21. May Bill rest in peace and be with his wife Ella.
Debbie B.

Schreiber, William

Thanking my father for his service in WW2. He flew June 8th, 2014 I think.
His son and family.

Schwab, Dennis

In memory a proud Marine who served honorably in Vietnam to another veteran. Semper Fi.
James & Beth Karnik

Serath, Mark

Strong in service and in life.
Jane Morrison
Thank you for your service in the Marines. You will be missed and always remembered. We will have a toast to you with Diane at Kurt’s bar. Wish you were here with us but know you will be in spirit. Here’s to you Mark!
Kurt and Sweet Patti Kinateder
In loving memory of Mark Serath. May you rest in peace
The Myszewski and Glowacki Family
In honor of a great man who served his country and others.
Weiss Family
Mark, Our dear neighbor from the many years growing up on Oakdale Lane, thank you for serving our country. Rest in peace.
Jonathan & Karen Geiger
In loving memory of our brother and uncle. We love you so much.
Jean, Denise, Tracy and Brett
Our hearts are filled with sadness knowing that another marine has fallen but is now in God’s arms. Mark will truly be missed.
John & Laurie Brunner
Honoring Mark for his service in the United States Marine Corps!
Dave Hoag
In loving memory of Mark Serath. RIP
Karen and John Duffy
Thank you for your years of military service. The years of friendship watching our children grow up.
The Luczak Family: Ed, Beth Ben(Julie),Danielle(Mike) and Stacey(Aaron)

Standish, Darrell

In recognition of Darrell’s 30 year plus volunteer service to the youth in the City of New Berlin Wisconsin. You will be greatly missed.
The New Berlin Athletic Association
Darrell was a very patriotic American who served his country, his family and dearly loved the game of Baseball. He served on the Wisconsin State Youth Baseball League board for over 20 years and was always helping and serving kids through the great game of baseball most of his life. It is on the behalf of the WSYBL board that a donation is being made in his honor today.
KJ Bigler - WSYBL Commissioner

Standish, Darrell E.

I’m grateful to Darrell for his many years of service to our community and our country.
An Appreciative Neighbor

Tennis, Lyle

Lyle Tennis was a World War II veteran. Lyle Tennis served in the US Navy from 1942-1970. Lyle Tennis was the recipient of the Navy Cross & Purple Heart for actions during WWII. Lyle Tennis passed away last year on October 10th 2023 at the age of 100. He will be sadly missed.
Navy Club of Racine Ship 60

Tenpas, Barrie

In honor of the selfless, brave, and heroic sacrifice for our country. Thank you Mr. Tenpas!
Grateful Friends

Thiermann, Eugene

I feel very blessed to have known Gene, and his family. He was a wonderful man who was very proud to have served in the Coast Guard. Rest in peace dear friend.
Lynn Derlein

Thompson, William

Forever grateful for your service.
Kim and Chris Miller

Thorp, James

In honor of James! In honor of all who served! Bless each one in grateful thankfulness

Wagner, Rich

Grateful for your service to our country.

Walls, Homer

In honor of Homer Walls who served in WWII
The Kronsnoble family

Wheeler, Betty

In loving memory of Betty Wheeler.
Barb Ewert
In memory of Betty Ann Wheeler
Friend of the family

Wheeler, Betty Ann

Peace to the Wheeler and Matthias families
In honor of
Alecka Weber

Wickert, Herschel

In memory
Sue and Tom Kotur

Williams, Alfred

This donation is dedicated to Alfred "Willie" Williams, who proudly served in the USN . Willie was grateful to have gone on the 2019 Flight of Champions and will appreciate knowing that others who served their country will have the opportunity to go on a Honor Flight of their own. Brian and Tammy Williams
Brian and Tammy Williams

Wolff, Donald

In your memory Daddy Don. You will be missed.
Linda Kokemueller

Worzalla, Ervin

In memory of a great father and Korean War Veteran who died too young to be able to be on an honor flight.
Ross Worzalla

Zak, Ralph

In memory of my loving husband, Ralph, who served in the Army in the Korean War.
Dona Zak