May 2015 BCRW Honor Flight Presentation

L to R: Jack Stephens, Mike Pungercar and Harry Lagerstedt
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On Tuesday, May 26th, Mike Pungercar, Director of South Willamette Valley Honor Flight, explained 'A promise kept,' to see that every veteran gets to see the monuments and memorials in Washington D.C. that were created and dedicated to honor THEIR service in the United States Armed Forces. In World War II, 16.1 million served; over 408,000 were killed in action; and now, 750-800 WWII veterans are passing away daily. WWII Veterans take priority over all others and so SWV Honor Flight is fulfilling its promise with flights and full tours taking place each May and October for veterans of Benton, Linn, Lincoln and Lane Counties at absolutely no cost to the veterans. The trips are funded through donations, of which, 99% goes to travel, food, lodging, busses and serving all the veterans needs on the trip. Mr. Pungercar was accompanied by WWII Veterans, Harry Lagerstedt (2013 Honor Flight) and Jack Stephens (2015 Honor Flight), who spoke briefly about their service and Honor Flight experiences. To donate, please visit the website for details. If you know a WWII Veteran who would like to make the trip, please help him or her get in touch with Mike Pungercar, (541) 746-3469.