Monday, June 6, 2016

Dorchester's Roger Glenn Profiled In Vietnam Honor Flight Article

Earlier today, 500 Vietnam veterans flew to Washington, D.C., as part of a daylong tour of the city's memories.  

Among the veterans will be Dorchester's Roger Glenn, who was profiled in the Omaha World-Herald story detailing the honor flight.

The World-Herald reported: "Roger Glenn has a lot of friends to remember Monday when he gets to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.  A high school classmate who died in Vietnam. And 33 Marines from the helicopter squadron Glenn served with during 1968 and 1969. All of their names etched in the memorial wall’s black granite."

“'I’m going to put a rose at the base of each panel,' said Glenn, 68, of Dorchester, Nebraska. 'I’m sure tears are going to flow.'”

The World-Herald reported that Glenn and the other 500 Vietnam veterans from Nebraska were honored at a banquet Sunday night at the Embassy Suites in La Vista.

Early this morning, they received a 2 a.m. wake-up call and climbed aboard buses for Eppley Airfield, where they boarded planes that took them to Washington for a daylong tour of patriotic memorials in the nation’s capital.

Glenn said he is honored to be part of the flight.

“It’s going to be a touching experience,” he said. “It’s really nice that they’re doing it — and that I’m going to be alive to go.”

See the World-Herald's story here.

UPDATE: See the Nebraska Radio Network's coverage here.

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