For Korean War vets, Honor Flight is a way to remember those who served

CREATED Nov 6, 2013 - UPDATED: Nov 6, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Veterans of the Korean War made the trip of a lifetime to see their memorial on Nov. 2, and right away the 142 vets knew their flight would be special.

The imagery of the Korean Memorial is eerie - 19 stainless steel men whose eyes haunt you as you walk by. But the veterans were drawn in.

For some, the experience brought a renewed sense of thanks for their service and sacrifice. Others walked slowly, touching images etched into a large granite wall. Many of them had a harder time processing it all.

And slowly, the heroes from Wisconsin began to open, just a bit, to share their stories. It seemed everyone took time to remember the ones who could not make the trip.

Thursday, we bring you one soldier’s story, a local Korean Vet who earned the prestigious Rifleman’s Badge.