Korean Vet Organizing Honor Flight
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 25, 2017
A local man is hoping to honor his fellow veterans by organizing a trip to Washington DC to visit the Korean and Vietnam War Memorials.
Paul Rodriguez, a Korean war veteran, is heading up the effort to put together an Honor Flight to Washington DC so that Korean and Vietnam vets can visit the memorials and meet with our Congressional delegates.
Rodriguez says that they attempted to put together an event two years ago catering just to Korean war veterans, but couldn’t gather enough participants due to medical concerns or the cost of the trip. So Rodriguez says that this time around they are offering this trip to Vietnam vets as well.
Rodriguez points out that it’s important to honor these veterans in this way and at this time because we are losing many of the men and women who fought in these wars.
Rodriguez notes that his daughter in law, Suzie Rodriguez with Omega World Travel, is taking care of the travel arrangements, and her brother will be the guide for the participants once they arrive in Washington.
Rodriguez adds that they are hoping to gather funds to offset the cost of the trip for the participants, which at this time is around $1500 per person for the flight that is scheduled for October 27-30th. Anyone wishing to donate to this effort can contact him at 272-3877.